AVIVA STADIUM / IRELAND
SKYLIGHT // CORRUGATED POLYCARBONATE SHEET
Palram was challenged to stretch its capabilities for the project in terms of design, production and logistics. The roofing material was characterized with low thickness panels, a requirement met by Palram’s proprietary corrugation technology. A revolutionary solution was conceived: installation of the corrugated panels perpendicular to the slope, relying on the stadium’s unique “wavy” architectural design. This allowed a 65% decrease in the panel's thickness, which provided a cost efficient solution that preserved the architect’s vision.
- Architect: HOK Sport (Populous)
- Product: SUNTUF® Corrugated Polycarbonate Sheet
- Product Type: Clear & Matte 3 mm, 8290 profile
- Application Type: Skylight
- Total Product Usage: 20,000 sqm
- Year of Completion: 2010
Reinventing Spectator Comfort and Excitement
CASE STUDY: AVIVA STADIUM
Welcome to Aviva Stadium, the iconic 51,700-seat soccer and rugby arena that has come to symbolize 21st century Dublin, Ireland since its opening. Key to the stadium’s elegant yet complex geometry is the structure’s sheltering, transparent roof that boldly transforms the spectator experience.
The Challenge: How to replace an existing 23,000-seat stadium with a 51,700-seat world-class facility without disrupting the surrounding neighborhood?
Palram's Solution: Palram proposed an alternative rooflight strategy utilizing their Suntuf® corrugated polycarbonate sheet in a 3mm SS: custom profile could slash roof panel weight to just 80 tons, shaving load by 120 tons.