TOBIN Consulting Engineers is proud to have delivered the world’s largest Sports Air Dome for Connacht GAA in Bekan, Co. Mayo.
The Smart Air Dome is located on the site of the Connacht GAA ‘Centre of Excellence’ and measures 150m (l) x 100m (w) x 26m (h). This highspec facility accommodates a full size 4G synthetic GAA pitch, 130m Indoor Running Track, extensive Gym Facilities which can accommodate up to 30 people at one time, Internal Performance Testing facilities, 2G synthetic surface Concourse Areas and seating for over 600 spectators for competitive fixtures. The double-skinned energy-efficient Smart Air Dome features specialist LED lighting, high-tech inflation, air exchange, ventilation and heating adaptations that are controlled by multiple systems which use automated fault detection, as well as monitoring and maintenance technology to control heat, pressure, humidity and lighting.
The innovative design of this Air Dome allows for the structure to transform itself from a sporting facility for the local community into a fully functional conference area within 72 hours. Other prospective functions allow the Dome to be used for executive training days, trade exhibitions, and concerts with the capacity to hold up to 10,000 people: making it one of Ireland’s largest indoor venues.
As suggested by Connacht secretary John Prenty, “It’s a huge boost for the Connacht region”.
Services provided by TOBIN Consulting Engineers on this project: