Competitions & Awards
Sport Facilites & Stadiums, Covered Hall, Helwan University, Egypt - 2002
The main concept of this design is done with a simple form based on using steel truss frame in the form of arch. The building and its space enclosure combine broad space for athletic games and other exhibitions with a large seating capacity for around 3000 spectators. The planning is done keeping in mind emergency evacuation. The zoning is done concerning 5 zones about stadium pitch; Seating; Internal Concourse; External Concourse; Outside the Stadium. The best structure system for this design is the arch action. The following section illustrates the structural idea as the arch is made of steel truss. Trusses have the advantage of spanning long distances due to the greater depth they possess making them stiff against deflections. This project was designed in 2002, Dr. Fesal Abuelazm was a pertner with Dr. Aboneama.