30 Oct '12, 1am

World’s largest dome roof taking shape in Singapore -

World’s largest dome roof taking shape in Singapore -

Due to a few hiccups thanks to the global financial crisis, the initial planned completion date of 2011 for the Singapore Sports Hub has come and gone. However, after construction finally got underway in 2011, the 35-hectare sports complex is on track to open its doors in 2014. The centerpiece of the development in Kallang is the new National Stadium that, upon completion, will boast the largest dome roof in the world. View all Designed by Arup, the National Stadium will seat 55,000 under a retractable dome roof spanning a record 310 m (1,017 ft). The 20,000 m2 (215,278 ft2 ) roof dome roof is constructed from ultra-thin steel that provides a structural weight per square meter of just over 100 kg/m2 and a total steel weight of 8,057 tonnes (8,881 ton). At night, both sides of the roof will also serve as a giant projector screen, which Arup says will make it one of the “lar...

Full article: http://www.gizmag.com/worlds-largest-dome-roof-singapore-...

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