Karaiskakis Stadium Roof
Location: Athens, Greece
Completion Date: May 2004
Size: 22,000 sqm
Fabric: PVC - Serge-Ferrari 1302 T2
The Karaiskakis Stadium Roof project included the design, engineering, manufacturing and supervision of the installation of the membrane roof.
Home ground of the Piraeus football club Olympiacos F.C., the stadium was completely rebuilt in 2004 into a 32,000 seat stadium in time for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Karaiskakis Stadium was the host venue for the Olympic Football competition.
The Karaiskakis Stadium Roof is created by draping and tensioning architectural PVC over a lightweight rounded-rectangle secondary steel grid. The grid is created with rows of hurdle-like raised bars, over-which the PVC is draped to create a ripple effect over the roof.
The steel roof grid is supported from above by a 14 cantilever trusses. By positioning the truss supports above the grid, the roof looks like it’s floating above the crowd when viewed from inside the stadium.