Cluj Arena

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  • Lindab’s strict and continuous quality and production inspections were key to ensuring that all surfaces could be supplied in exactly the same colour, despite the different metals used.
  • The roof consists of 20,000 m2 of steel standing seam roofing, while the facades are made from aluminium and consist of 5,000 m2 of facade cassettes plus 2,000 m2 of perforated strip. Not only were the roof and facades done in waves, so was the assembly. Therefore experienced climbers were needed for the most complex parts. See photo number 5 for image of the finished “braided” steel facade.
  • The roof consists of 20,000 m2 of steel standing seam roofing, while the facades are made from aluminium and consist of 5,000 m2 of facade cassettes plus 2,000 m2 of perforated strip. Not only were the roof and facades done in waves, so was the assembly. Therefore experienced climbers were needed for the most complex parts. See photo number 5 for image of the finished “braided” steel facade.
  • Not only were the roof and facades done in waves, so was the assembly. Therefore experienced climbers were needed for the most complex parts. See photo number 3 for image of the finished “braided” steel facade.

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Story in short:

For the new sports stadium in Cluj, Romania, Lindab has recently delivered a complete and customised architectural solution for the building’s shell. Standing seam roofing in steel for the roof and facade cassettes and perforated metal strips in aluminium for the facades. All metal surfaces have an Onyx White Pearl Effect Gold coating in PVDF.

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Aleea Stadionului 2

Cluj-Napoca 400375

Romania

“Tide flow and steel shell transparency”

Groundbreaking architecture and innovative design solutions are clear features of major stadium construction. This particularly applies to the new stadium in Cluj, Romania’s fourth largest city, which with more than 30,000 seats has added a first class landmark to the region. “Our vision was to create unique expressions for the building’s two main parts right from the start,” says Serban Tiganas, leading architect at the design consortium Dicositiganas. “The roof should appear to flow like a tide, with the facades providing transparency and openness. This meant that we envisioned a metal shell very early on.”  

 

Metallic shell in even colour

Dicositiganas’ idea for a metal shell, however, meant that metals with different thermal properties would be required. “We contacted Lindab early on since we knew about their expertise regarding roofing and cladding solutions,” explains Cristian Manitiu at Con-A Construction, a leading construction company with extensive experience of projects notably involving industry, the public sector and infrastructure. “This, our first project with Lindab, developed into a very positive experience and the choice of Lindab was logical. Lindab was simply the only one from a handful of major suppliers who could deliver and meet Dicositiganas’ requirements concerning the design and uniform colour of all the metal surfaces.” The roof consists of 20,000 m2 of standing seam roofing in steel, while the facades are made of aluminium and consists of 5,000 m2 of facade cassettes and 2,000 m2 of perforated tape woven into the facade. “We chose Onyx White Pearl for the colour as we wanted to give this spectacular building a coherent expression, and I really think the result speaks for itself,” continues Serban Tiganas. “Lindab’s capability and understanding for the architectural requirements, as well as their flexibility, capacity and perfect support mean that new partnerships may follow sooner than we think. The choice of Lindab was certainly not apparent from the start, but it became more and more so along the way.”

Disruption-free assembly

 “Lindab invited our personnel to their Lindab Academy, organised assembly exercises and their technical team supplied CAD drawings for all the critical installation details,” concludes Cristian Manitiu. “This meant that the highly complex assembly and our onsite adaptation of all the roof profiles could be carried out entirely trouble free. Impressively, 8,000 facade cassettes could then be transported, without a single bit of damage and with every part marked up. In addition, we had up to four orders per day, but that was no problem for Lindab. The deliveries went as fast as a four-hundred metre race!”