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Olympic Velodrom, OAKA, Athens

Olympic Velodrom, OAKA, Athens

The Project

The OAKA Olympic Velodrome Stadium, designed by Weidleplan, was built for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.


In addition to the seat tiers and auxiliary spaces, the Olympic Velodrome Stadium also has an underground basketball hall under the seat tiers.


The statics and earthquake resistance design for the design and construction Tender in 1987 was conducted by Dr. A. Kanellopoulos, in collaboration with the Consulting Engineers G. Christou and X. Stamos for the construction company GNOMON SA, which proved to be the lowest bidder.


The final detailed design and construction of the project followed in 1988.


The roof of the basketball hall has a span of 17 meters in length and was constructed by applying pre-cast concrete due to the increased loads of the overlying ground.


Pad footings were joined through beams and the expansion joints were placed at a distance of 20 to 25m.


Horizontal seismic loads are assumed by the shear walls and no damage occurred at the 1999 earthquake.

Location
Athens

Date
1991

Owner
Olympic Athletic Center of Athens (OAKA)

Architect
Weidleplan

Contractor
GNOMON SA, ELLINIKI TECHNODOMIKI SA

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

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