Design and Construction of Osaka Dome

Author: Hara, Katsumi

Source: Structural Engineering International, Volume 8, Number 1, 1 February 1998 , pp. 25-27(3)

Publisher: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

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Osaka Dome is a multi-purpose recreational development for sports, entertainment and shopping. A large tube-like form undulates around the perimeter of the dome. The design concept of the dome calls for a variable-volume indoor space that can be adapted to create most suitable dimensions for a variety of events. This flexibility is achieved by a mechanized system that can change the arena and seating configurations. The ceiling is also variable, composed of concentric ring-shaped elements that can be raised or lowered to create the appropriate internal space configuration. The roof itself is made of polycarbonate panels.

Keywords: Domed roofs; Grandstand structures; Osaka Dome (Japan); Structural design; Y-shaped steel girders

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: February 1, 1998

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