TOBIN Consulting Engineers is proud to have delivered the world’s largest Sports Air Dome for Connacht GAA in Bekan, Co. Mayo.
This Double Skin Fabric Structure is located on the site of the Connacht GAA ‘Centre of Excellence’ and measures 150m (l) x 100m (w) x 26m (h). Our Project Director can be seen describing the structure as “Croke Park with a roof” in the below video.
The 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 benefits of the Air Dome are endless and most notably create a superlative space allowing for sporting events to take place year-round without interruption due to adverse weather conditions.
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, adaptable 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:
Work on a multi million euro sports facility in Mayo is moving a step closer to completion, with the inflation of a huge dome, covering a four acre site. pic.twitter.com/HQblGa78WG
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) July 23, 2020