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Olympic Open Swimming Center, OAKA, Athens


Olympic Open Swimming Center, OAKA, Athens

The Project

The OAKA Open Swimming Center was built for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, designed by Weidleplan. It consists of three Olympic swimming pools, two with a length of 50m for swimming and one for diving. The swimming pools are made of pre-stressed concrete and are supported on rubber seats in order to avoid possible cracks and to be accessible.

The static and antiseismic design has been performed by Dr. A. Kanellopoulos for the construction company AKTOR SA, in the framework of the Design-Construction competition in 1987, which proved to be the lowest bidder and was awarded the contract in August 1988. The final detailed design and the realization of the project followed immediately afterwards.


Seismic resistance is ensured through a four-story perforated wall, parallel to the grandstands to the highest level. In the transverse direction, shear walls are used in conjunction with the inclined beams. The stands were concreted in situ, while seven stairs were mounted on the back. The roof grillage was designed to support a future multi-storey steel extension. The expansion joints were placed every 50 meters. It did not suffer any damage at all to the 1999 earthquake, despite the fact that the soil in the area is not particularly hard and surface foundation was applied, without piles.



Olympic Athletic Center of Athens (OAKA)



Our Scope of Works
Tender, Preliminary, Final Design, Construction Design

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