The ABBA Arena is currently located at London’s Queen Elizabeth Park. ES Global appointed Stufish Entertainment Architects to carry out the design on this project. The arena has been designed so it can be dismantled and relocated to another location at a later date. It can welcome up to 3000 people.
The dome shaped roof structure is made up of 270 triangular cassettes, spanning between 0.5m and 12.00m. These were manufactured using JJI-Joists, OSB, mineral wool insulation and acoustic separation foam. The prefabricated roof cassettes form the acoustic timber dome over the steel frame theatre building. The Dome has a diameter of 70m, and the building reaches an impressive height of 25.5m. The cassettes are designed to keep the sound inside the building. With a three layer floating outer skin they improve the acoustics of the arena.
Engineered JJI-Joists for the roof cassettes were cut to size by Crendon in East Harling, then manufactured into cassettes by Timber Innovations and Wyckham Blackwell in their Solihull depots.
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