Swiss Life Arena
|Project||Swiss Life Arena|
|Completion||The opening of the Swiss Life Arena is planned for August 2022|
|Purpose||An ice hockey arena is being built in Altstetten, Zurich. The arena has two rinks and a parking garage topped with a roof, which will also serve as a public terrace. The main arena is designed for about 12,000 fans. The second rink is a training hall and a venue for junior and lower league team matches.|
|Formwork systems||NOE is supplying formwork for more than 200 concrete sections of the Zurich arena.|
The largest sections are 21.70 m long and 11.59 m high. This requires more than 50 formliners in different shapes and sizes up to 1.76 x 3.42 m and a weight of 590 kg.
To avoid visible transitions between formliners as much as possible, all formliner butt joints were formed with formliners precut to the required sizes and the 5 mm and 7 mm wide joints filled and sealed with NOEplast filler.
|Special features||The special features of this site are the complex fair-faced concrete facades. The longer sides are designed as concave waves and the shape of the north and south facades makes reference to a curtain.|
The facades incorporate glazed bull’s-eyes with a diameter of 2.00 m and lend the building a festive appearance.
The arena’s facades are constructed using in situ concrete and not designed as prefabricated elements attached to the front of a load-bearing structure. This has the advantage that, if done properly, there are no visible joints. However, this method also requires great care and a lot of know-how.
|Main contractor||ARGE ZSC ARENA|
Marti AG Zurich
Marizzi AG Bertschikon
"To prepare us for this task, we searched for similar projects with a view to finding out what difficulties we might encounter and how we could overcome them. But we found no comparable project anywhere in the world. Therefore, I am extremely proud that we are making such good progress and that everyone on site is committed to achieving the required high quality”
Project Manager Marcel Lappert