Designed by Arup, the Singapore Sports Hub is equipped with a roof that opens, with a diameter of 315 meters, making it one of the biggest retractable roofs in the world. It closes in just two minutes to shelter 35 hectares of sports facilities that host 150 different disciplines: a multifunctional center, a swimming pool, a skating park, a go-kart track, a water park for dragon boat competitions and a shopping center of 41,000 square meters.
The inside of the dome can be used for light projections, showing spectators luminous effects done with 3D graphics. An innovative cooling system is provided for every seat, designed to maintain comfort levels in the tropical climate of Singapore.
Thanks to outstanding energy efficiency, these devices use just one tenth of the power normally required for a conventional climate controlled stadium.