The sports park, which complies with all regulations of international sports associations, offers a total of 3,718.5 m² of sports areas for large sports events, such as Final-Four-Tournaments, qualifying matches for European and World Championships, international matches and many other events.
The central element of this sports park is the international, and Austria‘s most modern ball sports hall, framed by numerous additional sports areas. The arena that has been designed for large-scale events covers a surface of 2,728 m² and can accommodate 3.000 spectators. In addition, the arena can be rapidly and inexpensively enlarged and modified by flexible stand elements thus obtaining a large training venue with four separately playable halls.
Moreover, the sports park comprises a partitionable hall with a surface of 440 m² , an extra 250 m² room, an athletics area with 226 m² and a seminar room, which in the case of major events may also be used as press centre.
The encircling stand is composed of a total of ten segments. 650 to 700 seats are provided in fixed seat rows, and if necessary, eight additional rows can be provided by mobile extension devices.
Location Graz (AT)
Customer Sportunion Graz (AT)
Architecture projectCC zt, Graz (AT)
general contractor ARGE Hüttenbrennergasse Bull Bau-Granit, Graz (AT)
roof elements 7,000 m² (max. 4,4 x 21 m)
glulam 650 m³ (l max. = 47,85 m)
The multi-purpose sports centre, including a restaurant and an underground car park, complements the portfolio of available sports facilities in the city thus providing ideal training and competition conditions for the entire range of sports activities – including mass- and high-performance sports, health-related sports activities, intergenerational sports activities and even school, university and sports activities for disabled persons.
The ceiling structure is borne by 28 timber glulam beams with heights ranging from 2.55 m to 3.25 m and a spam width of 47.6 m, which perfectly fits the rest of the concrete structure.
Timber glulam beams were prefabricated under workshop conditions in the Ober-Grafendorf factory of Rubner Holzbau.
Cross girders are equipped with acoustic elements and panelled on both sides with Hera-Design panels.
The smoke intake system is installed in the ceiling structure and serves as fire detector system.