Qatar's ASPIRE Dome: A Sports Paradise in the Middle of the Desert

Originally constructed in Doha, Qatar, to support the 15th Asia Games, the ASPIRE Dome is the world's largest indoor sports facility. The free-standing, 46-meter-high dome houses a football stadium, a track-and-field arena (including a 200-meter track), a swimming stadium, eight fencing pistes, two sports halls, three martial arts arenas, 13 table tennis courts and two squash courts. Within the various halls, there is space up to 15,000 spectators.

The roof is clad in Reynobond® Architecture aluminum composite panels from Alcoa Architectural Products. Underneath the Reynobond® Architecture panel, the roof was sealed with a pre-fabricated standing seam system to guard against the penetration of water or, even more importantly, sand. For aesthetic reasons, the standing seam system was then completed with the overlaying composite panels from Reynobond® Architecture, providing a finish for practically the entire roof.

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