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Olympic Velodrom, OAKA, Athens

Olympic Velodrom, OAKA, Athens

The Project

The OAKA Olympic Velodrome, designed by Weidleplan, was constructed for the 2004 Athens Olympics. In addition to the stands and auxiliary areas, underneath there is also an underground basketball hall.

 

The static and antiseismic design at the competition stage in 1987 was conducted by Dr. A. Kanellopoulos, in collaboration with the Consulting Engineers G. Christou and Ch. 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 and was carried out by the application of prestressed concrete, due to the increased loads of the overlying ground. The pad footings were joined through beams and the expansion joints were placed at a distance of 20 to 25m. Horizontal seismic loads are undertaken by the shear walls and no damage has occurred during 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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