Project details

Technical Data

  • Roof span of main hall: 66 m
  • Roof span of swimming pool: 33 m
  • Area of cable stayed canopy: 432 m2 (12 m x 36 m)


This big Sports complex is composed of two adjacent areas: a large multi-purpose Sports hall and a 36 m wide Olympic size swimming pool. The 66 m span roof structure of the Sports hall is composed of 30 cm wide, curvilinear beams which are rigidly connected to reinforced concrete ribs. The roof of the swimming pool is a similar plywood structure.

This structural assembly is completed with an imposing cable-stayed canopy composed of a large composite roof which is suspended from a single mast set on top of a tower. The tower resembles a lighthouse in an attempt to evoke the seafaring tradition of the city.