Rothenbaum Stadium

Architects:
ASP Schweger, Hamburg/Germany

Planning time:
1993 – 1997

Construction time:
1997 – 1999

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
structural engineering of the roof structure

Client:
Deutscher Tennisbund Rothenbaum
Turnier GmbH, Hamburg/Germany

The roof of the Rothenbaum Center Court in Hamburg/Germany covers spectators’ stands and playing arena in a free span of c. 102 metres. The roof structure, which is based on the spoked wheel, comprises a permanently covered outer area as well as a convertible inner area of approximately 63 m diameter, which represents an opening roof area of 3000 square metres. The inner roof can be opened or closed within a few minutes without interfering with the match in progress.

 



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