Friday, 17 February 2017

Customer Project - Dagály Aquatics Arena

Structural Engineering KÉSZ Építő co.
Location Budapest, Hungary
Built in Under construction
Size 15.000 seats (108,0 m x 84,0 m)
Material Steel (S235, S355), Concrete

Budapest’s new wonder, the Dagály Swimming Complex is going to be the main venue of the 2017 FINA World Championships. It’s ongoing construction is already considered a huge achievement, as it’s to be completed in less than two years, a record-breaking time.


The complex features two Olympic-size pools – the competition pool is 3m deep, while the depth of the warm-up pool can be set; according to the need and by involving temporary but indoor stands it can accommodate more than 15,000 spectators as well as, cater to all demands of any large-scale event.

ConSteel software was use to carry out the structural analysis and design, especially the global stability checks in the final and construction stages.

The huge span (108 m x 84 m) roof structure was erected on the +10,8 m floor and was lifted up with heavy lifting technology to the top of the nearly 29 m high reinforced concrete blocks.

Thanks to the high level BIM interface, the complete ConSteel structural model was exported to Tekla Structure for further detailing. In this way, significant time was saved and possible mistakes were avoided.