WH Arena Neu Marx

Project data




48.1889, 16.4071

EU-wide, Architectural Competition, 2020

Positioning of the Building
The structure of the Arena Wien is exposed with its clear form, as an urbanistic gesture, and with it’s concise volume, it shows an independent and unmistakable prestige.
The identity-forming form is placed in the relatively heterogeneous surroundings, and it enhances the urban urban structure.
With the chosen design of the structure, the project refers to the outwardly rising tribune of the arena.
The entrance foyer and all serving rooms are accommodated in the compact base structure. This creates a new, high-quality urban space with attractive, permeable transitions and rooms that can be used by visitors to the arena, city dwellers and residents.
With its proportions at the western end of the competition area (access from Viehmarktgasse), the clearly defined base structure reacts to the surrounding small-scale, listed buildings. At the eastern end, the ancillary building and its pronounced height development, as well as the inclusion of the "Triangle" project in the rent, make a concise contribution to the formulation of a clearly recognisable, urban, dense space. The future development of the neighbouring property will also be taken into account. The proposed solution forms clearly recognisable city edges or alignments on all fronts and thus also defines generous urban open spaces.

Exterior Appearance
The base and the geometric shape of an upside down pyramid form the architectural composition. The façade is characterised by its uniform design in light, white colouring, which is adapted to the large form of the arena building. The rhombus shape of the façade elements follows and underlines the concise geometry of the arena building.

Design Concept
The supporting structure of the roof is formed by a space frame construction of orthogonally aligned trusses that span the entire hall.

The supports are arranged in a V-shape in the same grid as the trusses, with the front, vertical support acting as a compression support, while the rear, obliquely inclined support acts as a tension support. In this way, a frame effect for the trusses can be realised, which leads to a far more economical execution of the trusses and also minimises the deformations of the roof structure considerably.

Due to the interaction of the trusses as a spatial load-bearing system and the realisation of an edge clamping of the girders, the high trailing loads can also be guaranteed without any problems.
The stiffening of the hall against horizontal effects is realised by the staircase cores.

The tribune construction consists of tribune girders with tribune steps, which are supported on columns. The tribune girders can be made in prefabricated construction, which results in a considerable saving of construction time due to the prefabrication.
Between the tribune girders are the tribune steps, which are also provided as precast elements.

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