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Award E.C.C.S. 2005

Olympic Stadium "OAKA", Athens

Erection design, equipments and sliding system design of the roof halves (9000 tons each) supported by only two steel supports on the extremities of the two arches (304m span)‏.

Atene - Stadio Olimpico OAKA
Olympic Stadium OAKA, Athens
EYDE/AOEE. - General Secreteriat of Sports - greek
Ministry of Culture
J.V. Aktor SA - Athena SA - Themeliodomi SA
Arch. Santiago Calatrava
Arch. Santiago calatrava
Steelwork Contractors:
Costruazioni Cimolai Armando SPA
Completion date:
June 2004

Jury assessment:

“This spectacular steel structure built for Athens 2004 Olympic Games won worldwide recognition for its beauty and execution.
The light and bold architecture, only possible in steel, embodies the values and spirit of the Olympic movement.
The complex and efficient prefabrication process was executed with great skill and determination.
The onsite execution was achieved in the glare of the international media and its completion on time was a gold medal performance!”