Ice Skating Arena De Scheg

The Ice Skating Arena De Scheg in Deventer in the Netherlands was built in 1992 as part of a multifunctional sportscomplex also including a swim paradise and other facilities. It replaced the older IJssel stadium. From 2009 to 2011, Witteveen+Bos, NIRAS and Tyréns were involved in the extensive renovation of the complex. The most prominent feature is the new 5.500 m2 membrane roof, covering the previously open mid area of the Arena. The roof was designed in close cooperation with the architect of the original building, Alberts & Van Huut.

However, there was much more to this project. The SEEN partners were involved from the very beginning, not only providing a total engineering solution, but also redefining the business plan and use of the Arena to remain profitable.

A central 3D geometrical model was used as basis for advanced software modelling in several disciplines, including natural ventilation analysis, acoustical analysis and CFD analysis of fire and smoke development. The roof was designed using form-finding methods, and analyzed in wind tunnel testing to obtain realistic wind, water and snow loads.