Mercedes-Benz arena - Replacement of the roof cover
Year of construction
Name of the client/building owner
Stadion Neckarpark GmbH&Co.KG
Function of building
Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
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Type of application of the membrane
VfB (Verein für Bewegungsspiele) Stuttgart’s home stadium roof which is over 24 years old was re placed with material from Low & Bonar. The performance materials provider supplied the architecture membrane to the Mercedes-Benz Arena’s roof.
Made of a special dense woven fabric that is coated with a fluoridated nano-topcoat which makes it easier to clean - improving performance - the MEHGIES® Valmex® Mehatop® membrane can be pre-produced, shipped to the site and erected directly saving valuable time. These factors played a role in its selection by German design consultant Schlaich Bergermann Partner and the project managed from asp Architekten Gmbh.
Apart from the deliver conditions that suited the tight project plan it was mostly the coating’s recipe which was crucial in this choice. The membrane contains the right amount of TiO2 which was essential according to the elaborate specification. Additionally Low & Bonar’s material has a Nano coating that lowers down the material’s surface energy and hence serves an easy cleanability. This effect is better known as the lotus effect: droplets of water only build-up a minimal contact surface with the material and rinse off easily and most of all quickly – taking away dirt particles on their way down.
Description of the environmental conditions
Material of the cover
MEHGIES® Valmex® Mehatop®
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Covered surface (m2)
Duration of use