Let the sunshine in
The new roof being built on BC Place in Vancouver looks astonishing and will bring a new record to Canada.
BC Place in Vancouver was the location of the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and it is the home arena to the city’s Canadian Football Team, the BC Lions, and the mls Soccer Team, The Vancouver Whitecaps.
Many in this city probably miss the air-supported roof of this stadium, a landmark until it broke and was deflated, and the largest of its kind in the world. But the new roof being built now looks astonishing and when inaugurated, in a few months, it will bring a new record to Canada: the largest cable supported retractable roof on Earth. Hightex, a global contractor in the field of tensile engineering--with a track record that includes World Cup stadiums in South Africa, the Bangkok Airport and Wimbledon’s center court-- will supply the entire retractable inner roof of 6,700 m² approximately.
Sapa has delivered over 15,000 metres/55,700 kilograms of aluminium profiles mostly anodised, welded & fabricated for this project. Hightex builds fixed facade panels around the inner roof, stretching 6, 000 m² of transparent etfe membrane, that will let the sun in and keep the rain and the wind off the arena.