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Handball Stadium Cairo

  • Place


  • Year

    2021 / 2022

  • Architectural Project

    Studio MAAC

  • Membrane Project

    Canobbio Textile / FormTL

  • Area

    45.000 m²

  • Textile

    FT 381 textile facade, PVC type 3 cover

  • Type

    Stadium cover

  • Canobbio

    Canobbio Textile Services

    Supply and production of membranes, supply of fastening systems, tensioning systems, installation.

Handball Stadium Cairo

A project in the building phase of international importance and prestige for us – as Canobbio Textile – in which we were involved in the design, production and installation of 20.000 m2 of textile facade made of FT 381 and 25.000 m2 of high-performance type 3 PVC cover.
“Built in the Olympic City of NEW CAIRO, it quickly became the only building designed by a non-Egyptian international team. The ambition of this Arena is reflected in its simplicity which resembles a black hill in the middle of the desert. It can be seen from afar as a veil, an indistinct shape that comes to life when its heart starts beating; a mirage that fills with lives, more than 15,000 seating capacity that together bring this place to life. Made with the innovative and state-of-the-art permeable textile by Serge Ferrari, which allows the building to breathe and expels smoke in case of fire, the facade perfectly integrates the arena into its environment and makes it the main character when used. Consisting of 40 pyramid modules that surround the bowels of the building, with daylight the material darkens, screening sunlight and sharpening the edges of its geometry. At night it lights up from the inside, making the geometry a powerful lamp that dissipates darkness and lights up the desert. The structure remains hidden inside this jewel, using concrete and steel as main materials, turning the building into a desert tent secured by its pylons welcoming the visitors with the courtesy of the inhabitants of this “black quartz”.

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