The Stockholm Arena
From left, Mattias Jonsson, Irene Westman, Per Öhman, Niclas Gudmundsson (all Projektengagemang) in front of the building of Stockholm Arena.
The official start of the Stockholm Arena was September 10, 2011 when the cultural and sports Mayor Madeleine Sjöstedt planted a tree as a symbol of the development of the Stockholm Arena and Stockholm as an event city. Projektengagemang VVS i Stockholm has been contracted to develop construction blueprints for Heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) as well as sprinkler systems for the new Stadium.
“So far, we have developed construction documentation for pipes in the ground”, says Per-Olof from Projektengagemang VVS i Stockholm. “To manage in such a huge project, it is important that the builders, contractors and consultants are easily accessible to each other on the building site in order to facilitate coordination”. The new Stockholm Arena will host a wide variety of events which places a lot of demands on the design and technology of the HVAC system to be used as the arena will host occasions from music concerts to ice hockey tournaments and shows. Furthermore, the roof will be retractable, which further complicates the environment with respect to ventilation.
A football game in the new arena will be seen by 30,000 spectators, while a concert will seat about 40,000 people; 5000 spaces for food service at set tables, pubs and kiosks to serve spectators, players and performers have special rooms with kitchen, cloakroom and lounge. Media require TV studios, interview booths and press rooms. The core of the arena - Arena Room - is approximately one million cubic meters (1,000,000 cm3). The smallest room in the arena is twenty cubic meters.