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CECM

Award E.C.C.S. 1976

Palasport in Milan

Construction of a roof of a room without intermediate columns elliptical with axes of 144 and 146m respectively in the central part made from a saddle developed as a hyperbolic paraboloid anticlastic surface in tensile structure with a diameter of 128m supported by 38 steel cantilever from edge room to the inside.

Construction of the elliptical roof without intermediate columns with axes of 144 and 146m respectively. The centrale part has a 128m diameter tensile structure supported by 38 steel shellves jutting out from the edge inwards.

Palasport Milano
Principal:
C.O.N.I.
Architects:
Dr. Ing. G. Valle & Dr. Arch. T. Valle
Engineer:
Prof. G. Romaro
Constructional Steelwork:
COMEVA of Vicenza
Cables:
H.F.C.D. des trafileries et Cableries


Jury assessment:

"A perfect example of harmony between architectural requirements and construction methods, resulting in an imaginative and impressive structure, well suited to its purpose.
This roof of unusual dimensions has been accurately analysed by the most sophisticated methods.
"