Macalloy Architectural Tension Bars Used on Stayed Roof of Mbombela Stadium, South Africa

This Stadium was designed so that the supporting exterior columns resemble Giraffes and the seats resemble a Zebra's stripes, Macalloy Architectural Tie Rods / Tension Bars were used within the roof structure of this innovative stadium in South Africa.

Macalloy tie rods are used in the Mbombela Stadium project in South Africa. The tension rods are used as stays to support the roof structure, connected to steel stations designed to look like giraffes due to the location of the stadium close to a nature reserve.

The stayed roof design allowed the roof weight to be reduced from around 165 kg/m2 for a standard steel truss roof to a lightweight roof design of just 110 kg/m2.

Macalloy assisted with on-site installation undertaking the tensioning of the bars once installed using the Macalloy TechnoTensioner.

Structural Engineer - Mott MacDonald

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