graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany
 

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

graft has completed the renovation of a historic and listed ice stadium in the schierke district of wernigerode in germany. situated at the foot of the harz mountains, the project reactivates the former natural ice-rink into a multi-functional arena. the architects were challenged with the brief of creating a structure that could accommodate cultural and sporting events throughout the year, regardless of weather conditions.

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

image © michael moser (main image © matthias bein)

 

 

the project by graft is characterized by the dramatic roof structure that rests on the ground at just two points and provides shelter from rain, snow and sunlight but also frames a view of the mountains beyond and the sky above. the roof structure, developed in co-operation with schlaich bergermann partner, consists of a steel construction with a steel rope net covered by a PTFE membrane, covering an area of 2,700 m2. the light form aims to create an elegant architecture that complements the surrounding landscape.

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

image © michael moser

 

 

the new scheme also includes two functional spaces on the eastern and western sides of the stadium housing sanitary facilities, technical services, administration, changing rooms and places to eat. the existing natural stone terraces and listed wooden referee tower were asked to be retained and included into the new design. these buildings each encompass the foundation blocks of the roof so that they are visually integrated into the structure. overall, these elements blend into the topography and are therefore perceived as part of the landscape.

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

image © michael moser

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

image © michael moser

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

image © michael moser

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

image © michael moser

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

image © michael moser

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

image © michael moser

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

image © michael moser

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

image © michael moser

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

image © michael moser

graft constructs dramatic curved roof over feuerstein arena in germany

image © michael moser

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘feuerstein arena schierke’

location: schierke, wernigerode, germany

architect: graft

structural planning: schlaich bergermann und partner, berlin

technical planning: IMF – ingenieurgesellschaft meinhardt fulst GmbH, goslar

landscape architect: WES, Hamburg

fire protection: HHP, braunschweig

building physics: mark bartel, bad harzburg

lighting design roof: jack be nimble, berlin

lighting design: IMF – ingenieurgesellschaft meinhardt fulst GmbH, goslar

construction supervision: IGS GmbH & co. KG, wernigerode

 

 

executing firms:

 

woodworks: tischlerei göbel, buttstädt

metalwork: KGM zerbst GmbH, zerbst/anhalt

brickwork and concrete: umwelttechnik und wasserbau GmbH, blankenburg

roof structure: zeman & co gesellschaft mbH

roof membrane: taiyo europe GmbH

 

 

manufacturers:

 

façade: schüco international KG

ice rink: AST eis- und solartechnik GmbH, höfen/ österreich

roof membrane: taiyo europe GmbH

 

 

images: michael moser, matthias bein

drawings: graft

 

 

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