Located in France, in the city of Orléans, about 120 km from Paris, the CO’met is a complex that brings together several innovative structures in one place.
This unique concept brings together a congress palace, an exhibition park, and a sports arena to host a wide range of national and international, economic, cultural, and sporting events of great scope.
The project involved the construction of a sports arena with a capacity of 10,000 spectators. We were responsible for the design, modeling, manufacture, and assembly of the metallic structure of the roof made from 1130 tons of steel.
Several structural elements were combined for the design. The roof consists of a network of truss beams with an area of 9040m2. The structure is formed by nine large main trusses with variable heights. The highest point rises to 9m and 12 secondary trusses, circular tube bracings, roof purlins in IPE profiles to support the cladding, facade pillars, and about 800m of suspended walkways with grated flooring.
The trusses are supported by support devices with different characteristics, spherical and elastomeric support devices on circular concrete columns, with an approximate span of 91m.
The main trusses are supported by secondary trusses spread over 115m in length to support the technical walkways, a central hub, smoke extraction systems, and support structure for the scenic system.
This complex will host large-scale events in a structure that manages to combine cutting-edge technology, innovation, comfort, and elegance.