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Roofing structure echoes country’s natural environment

Exteriors | January 1, 2008 | By:

Birdair Inc. | Amherst, N.Y., United States

Kuwait Stadium, formally known as Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, is a 64,000-seat football (soccer) stadium in Safat, Kuwait. The client requested a unique design that made a statement for the stadium, while providing exceptional comfort and shading for seating. The stadium design features an extremely large, single-cable net structure. This structure, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the tensile structures more than 2,790m2 (30,000 sq. ft.) category of the 2007 International Achievement Awards, integrates a steel ring design that creates an appearance of pillowed fabric. The resulting tensile-fabric membrane roofing structure resembles a series of sand dunes, echoing the country’s surrounding natural environment.

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