Arena Zagreb is multifunctional sports hall located in the south western part of Zagreb, Croatia, at one of the main city entrances.
It is the winner of many architectural and structural awards, has been published and exhibited on numerous occassions.
Arena Zagreb's footprint counts 90.340 m2, and lies opposite of popular Zagreb recreation and sports center Jarun.
The shell shape follows the structure logic – it partly covers the inner space with curved columns called lamellas. Basic shape and structural element of this hall are pre-stressed prefabricated reinforced concrete lamellas with the height up to 39 m.
Eighty-six columns surrounding the hall defines its volume, carrying lexan facade, supporting stands and carries suspended steel roof structure. Columns height goes from 26,5m to 38,8m. Span of steel roof structure equals 104m.
Arena Zagreb became a new city emblem in one of its main axes, offering to the citizens a large palette of amusement events.
ArchDaily, 2011 – finals in the best sports building category
Arhitekton, 2011 – finals for year award of Arhitekton magazine
Innovation and design awards, 2010 -finals for year award of magazine Traveller
Grand spectacle, Global BBR conference, 2010 – World best project of the year with BBR technology applied
World Architecture Festival, 2009 – Winner in category Best Structural Design of the Year
World Architecture Festival, 2009 – finals in Sport building category