Customer Project: Timber Veil of TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, Canada


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TD Place Stadium in Canada’s capital Ottawa is located at Lansdowne Park and is primarily used for Canadian football and soccer. The architectural highlight of the stadium is the curvilinear timber veil.

The Dlubal customer Moses Structural Engineers Inc. wrote a pre-design feasibility report, worked in 3D to develop the preliminary geometry and detailed the design with supply, shipping and installation in mind.

The engineers from Moses also developed the erection sequencing plan for the contractor and refined shop details and drawings. The structural analysis of the steel-timber structure was carried out with RSTAB.

The structure consists of 24 curved glued-laminated members with varying lengths. The members are supported at the base with a pinned connection and fixed at the top by means of a tubular steel structure to the reinforced concrete structure of the stadium. The curved beams are connected horizontally with multiple, smaller glued-laminated beams.

Client: City of Ottawa / Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) | @cityofottawa

Architect: CannonDesign |

Structural Engineering: Moses Structural Engineers Inc. & Halsall, Toronto, Canada |

Photos and model: © by Mark Cichy, Design It Mill © by Moses Structural Engineers Inc.


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