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Nixdorf, Stefan
StadiumATLAS
Technical Recommendations for Grandstands in Modern Stadia

1. Edition February 2008
89.90 Euro
2008. 368 Pages, Hardcover
695 Fig. (695 Colored Fig.)
- Handbook/Reference Book -
ISBN 978-3-433-01851-4 - Ernst und Sohn, Berlin




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This StadiumATLAS is a building-type planning guide for the construction of spectator stands in modern sports and event complexes. The principles of building regulations and the guidelines of important sports associations are analyzed and interrelated.

From the contents
A HISTORY OF STADIUM CONSTRUCTION
A brief historical survey of building typologies and definitions of terms
PRELIMINARY PLANNING
A general overview of the measures to be taken in the run-up of constructing a sports and event venue
ORGANIZATION OF USE
Determination of user groups and safety aspects related to a sports complex
AUDITORIUM
A definiton of all planning parameters relevant for a grandstand structure
VIP AREAS & CORPORATE HOSPITALITY
Different concepts of hospitality and the special function of executive lounges and boxes
STADIUM CATERING
Concepts of culinary service for spectators
MEDIA FACILITIES
Working areas and requirements of the media and press
PLAYERS' AREA AND CHANGING ROOM
Facilities for players, referees and team officials
STADIUM ADMINISTRATION
Essential functional rooms such as stadium control room and other ancillary rooms
PLANNING PRINCIPLES
A listing of essential regulations and recommendations for the construction of spectator facilities
PRE-DIMENSIONING AND CIRCULATION
Shedding light on the relationship between circulation systems and holding capacity
THE MODULOR "EN"
The definiton of a typical stadium spectator as an anthropometric minimum standard and contractually binding reference size for the planning and construction of spectator stands
PHYSIOLOGY OF VIEWING
An evaluation of visual acuity, spatial perception and visual angle zones based on an examination of the human eye
LAYOUT TYPES AND UNDULATION
Defining geometrical families and explaining the geometrical context of ground plans and of inclination profiles for grandstands
PRINCIPLES OF SIGHTLINE CALCULATION
A methodical approach to determine optimized sightline profiles for places of congregation
INCLINATION AND "POLYGONAL TRANSFORMATION"
The optimization of viewing conditions by means of maximum slope and "polygonal transformation" of an eye-point curve
PARAMETER STUDIES
Geometrical relations between the sightline parameters eye-point height, tread width, C value and distance of the "first row"
PLAYING FIELDS
A summary of the major sports types and relevant dimensions as a means to determine the minimum distance of a grandstand
SECURING OF THE PLAYING FIELD
The role of the "first row" and securing of the stadium interior toward the grandstand
ADAPTABLE STADIA
Structural conversion of modern sports and event facilities in the light of multifunctional utilization
LIGHT AND ARCHITECTURE
Light orchestration and media-compatible floodlightning for event venues
NATURAL VERSUS ARTIFICIAL TURF
Shedding light on a question of faith and the current technological status of developments for the playing field
THE PLANNING OF SIGNIFICANT ROOF STRUCTURES
An overview of structural systems for fast orientation
GRANDSTAND PROFILES OF BUILT EXAMPLES
A comparison of the stadia for FIFA World Cup 2006 (TM)in Germany
FINAL EVALUATION AND COMPENDIUM
An assessment summary of the twelve German World Cup stadia and selected stadia in Korea/Japan, Portugal. Austria/Switzerland, South Africa
APPENDIX


 





 

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