Arup wins IStructE award in Singapore

National Stadium , Sportshub

The Singapore Sports Hub,designed by DP Architects and Arup Associates, won the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) at their annual Structural Awards. The Singapore Sports Hub is home to the world’s largest free-spanning dome of 310 metres. The roof, which covers the 55,000-seat sports stadium, also sets new benchmarks in efficiency of design and material usage, utilizing a third of weight of steel normally used in a span of this size. To provide shade during sporting events, the dome roof structure is retractable and features an energy-efficient cooling system that delivers cooled air to every seat as well.