From July 11 – 14th, the 11th conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) 2016 will take place in Delft. The Delft University of Technology has decided to make sports engineering one of the focus areas for both research and education. The ISEA 2016 conference offers a forum for the professional exchange of knowledge and skills related to sports engineering and science. During the conference several lectures will be given related to sports engineering, and students and scientists from all over the world are given the opportunity to meet each other. For ISEA 2016, Royal HaskoningDHV, ZJA and Poly-Ned have submitted a paper on The Shaded Dome:“The Shaded Dome™: A smart, cool & adaptable facility for sport venues. This paper is to be presented, by Kay Oosterman from ZJA on July 13th.


The Shaded Dome
The Shaded Dome, an innovative concept designed by Royal HaskoningDHV, ZJA and Poly-Ned, is a semi-permanent facility, comprised of an air-supported, environmentally controlled dome in which a pleasant microclimate is created. The dome is positioned under a tent layer (the Shade), supported by a steel cable structure. This passive design element provides the dome with protection from often demanding climatological conditions like for example solar radiation, wind, high air temperature, humidity and precipitation. The Shaded Dome allows for a multitude of utilizations, such as travelling exhibitions, sports venues, museums and entertainment, which all can enjoy the benefits of the dome’s large free-span interior.