Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

The Olympic National Sports Complex in Kiev, Ukraine is about to be completed. Flying struts or ‘umbrellas’ that are being mounted and form an essential part of the open shed prove that the construction undergoes its final stage.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

The ‘umbrellas’ ensure membrane stretching, supply the membrane with wavy structure to avoid accumulation of snow at the same place, produce natural lighting of the field due to transparent dome and finally carry out an architectural function making the dome look unusual. The strut in the picture is totally assembled.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

The dome of the strut is covered with a transparent ETFE film.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

All 640 struts were assembled in May and June.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

That’s what a suspended strut looked like.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

The membrane is not stretched yet and the struts are not fixed.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

This strut with all the robes on it looks like a huge jellyfish.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Only minimum work is carried out in the air and not much time is needed for that.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Robe ends are fixed on the inferior radial wires.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Robe stretching is regulated with a special screw.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

The strut is held in the correct position with the help of temporary robes.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

First robes are fixed on wires elevating the strut in the projected position. But later temporary ropes were widely used.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Some struts are located outside the tribune.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Now let’s see what the stadium looks like at night.

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Mounting Olympic Umbrellas

Location: Kiev

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