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2013 IASS Annual Symposium: Beyond the Limits of Man


IASS Symposium 2013

SESSION: Polish Contributions to Spatial Structures

Methodology of shaping the structure of Katowice “Spodek” arena roof. Considerations from interviews with Prof Wacław Zalewski

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  • Proceedings Name: 2013 IASS Annual Symposium: Beyond the Limits of Man
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Polish Contributions to Spatial Structures
  • Pages: 9
  • Title: Methodology of shaping the structure of Katowice “Spodek” arena roof. Considerations from interviews with Prof Wacław Zalewski
  • Author(s): PELCZARSKI, Michał Szczęsny
  • Keywords: Spodek, tensegrity, structural behaviour of circular slab, circumferential moments, arena
Abstract
The considerations presented in this article mainly concerned the phases of shaping the roof structure of the Spodek arena and did not touch upon the equally interesting system of its foundations. There is no doubt, however, that no similar object has been so far built in the world and its architectural form as well as many of the applied solutions is unique on a global scale. Beyond the shadow of doubt, the design of the Spodek arena structure should be regarded as extremely bold and exceptional for those times but what is more important for the present times as well.

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