Singapore Sports Hub

Structural Designer

Arup

Client Name

SportsHub Pte Ltd

Location

Kallang, Singapore

MAIN CONTRACTOR
Dragages Singapore
DESIGNER
Arup; DP Architects; AECOM
ARCHITECT - SPORTS VENUES
Arup Associates; DP Architects
ARCHITECT - RETAIL, LEISURE, OFFICE
DP Architects
M&E ENGINEER
Arup; Squire Mech
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
AECOM

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Singapore Sports Hub is a key project in Singapore’s urban redevelopment and sports facilities masterplan, which promotes a more sustainable, healthy and active society. The Hub provides a unique ecosystem of sporting, retail and leisure spaces, including the new National Stadium - a highly adaptable, state-of-the-art, 55,000 seat sports venue featuring a retractable roof and movable seating. The Hub is the largest free-span dome structure in the world, and the stadium sets new benchmarks in efficiency of design and material usage – the roof uses a third of weight of steel normally used in a span of this size.

Judge's comment:

What at first sight might appear as an extravagant project actually uses advanced Structural Engineering thinking to achieve a roof that weighs less than half that used previously for comparable spans, thereby greatly reducing the weight of steel required. Passive cooling, energy harvesting plus the ability to use the facility for several different sports all further enhance its sustainability credentials.