Macalloy Tie Bars in Lightweight Tensioned Steel Roof, Czech Republic

Macalloy Tie Bars in Lightweight Tensioned Steel Roof, Czech Republic

Year of Completion 2004

by pwdale25 — last modified Fri, 02 Aug 2013

The O2 arena in the Czech Republic is home to an extensive array of Macalloy Tie Bar systems in its roof structure, and they give the arena its aesthetically unique and modern look.

Macalloy tie bars are used to tension the lightweight steel truss roof structure at the O2 arena in Czech Republic.

After the initial design stage the roof had to undergo a re-design as part of cost saving measures. The original thick section steel truss roof was re-designed to a thinner section steel truss roof, tensioned with Macalloy tie rods around a central wheel. This saved around 400 tonnes of materials and reduced the roof weight by about 30%. This re-design and other cost savings allowed the project to go ahead.

The Macalloy tension bars were stressed on-site with the Macalloy Techno-Tensioner.

The 18,000 seater arena has a roof span of 135 metres.

Architect – Vladimir Vokaty, Martin Vokaty

Contractor – Metrostav AS, Hutni Montaze

Engineer – Vladimir Janata, Jan Vcelak, Excon AS