Installation of the membrane is the final stage of a stadium roof construction. Ukrainian builders have never worked with membrane roofing so they had to invite specialists from Germany. However, only time will show if this kind of roofing is suitable for Ukrainian climate and weather conditions.
So, let’s see how the membrane was installed in Olimpiysky National Sports Complex in Kiev.
As a rule, the work goes very slowly in the beginning. This picture was taken one month after they began the installation, and as you see, almost nothing’s changed.
However, the more they did, the easier it was for them to work.
The result is obvious.
The membrane is made of glass cloth and is covered with teflon on both sides. Its transparence is 12%.
The membrane has a strength of 13 tons per square meter; weight is 1 kg per square meter. Besides, according to its producers, it can stand high temperatures of up to +260C!
There are more and more of it on the stadium!
Those hanging cables on the right are for lighting and sound equipment.
The membrane is supposed to protect 100% of stands of the stadium. However, nothing is said about slanting rain.
It looks beautiful!
One month later, they’ve done half the job.
When exposed to direct sunlight, the membrane loses its color and grows white.