Our team continues to perform very well, even during the aftermath of the pandemic. Around 25% of our colleagues are now still working under the home office scheme – the team is doing a great job in producing excellent work and ensuring timely deliveries to our customers. We are proud of the projects we have implemented and with each new contract we are expanding our portfolio and thus boosting the renown of our company.
During the last few months we can take pride in our work at the Olympic Park in Munich, where preparations are under way for the construction of a new sports arena for 11 500 spectators. The SAP Garden – Red Bull Arena München will be the home stand for the EHC Red Bull München ice-hockey players and the Bayern München basketball team. The investor is Red Bull. The building, more than half of which is located underground, also includes three training areas (rinks), also completely below ground level. This gives the building a very elegant look and it blends in perfectly with the concept of the park. It goes without saying that there is also ample underground parking capacity. The complex is designed as a reinforced concrete skeleton with prefabricated girders that form the system supporting the stands. The roofing of the main part and the training areas comprises a steel lattice structure. Our office was involved in this highly prestigious project as the creator of the design documentation for the reinforced concrete structures.
A leading German building contractor also selected our Winning Steel design office to collaborate on another fascinating project. This is the tunnel roofing over the A7 motorway where it passes through the borough of Altona in Hamburg. The roof will be constructed while the motorway is still open, so we expect to see an interesting and unconventional solution for the concreting and working joint process. Who knows, this reference might help us one day in the future when a similar tunnel is planned in the Brno district of Bystrc.
In May we set to work on the new Neues Korallusviertel housing development project in the German city of Hamburg. As the name, “New Coral District” implies, this is an extensive area covering two and a half hectares, which will see the construction of a complex comprising several multi-storey buildings with more than 400 apartments. The total interior floor space, which exceeds 30 thousand square metres, and the expected implementation costs of 150 million euros merely emphasise the importance of this project for the people of Hamburg. For the first weeks our work will focus on the foundation structures. This process always tends to be slightly more complicated, as most of all it is essential to ensure that all the other structures are properly aligned from the foundations up, and in this case everything also needs to be waterproofed. During next year we should then work together towards the successful completion of the project as a whole.