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Architecture in Motion

Sports arenas and bridges: Bosch Rexroth puts architecture in motion

Modern architecture is often multi-functional: Stadiums, for instance, must be flexible and allow for a variety of uses - from soccer matches to concerts and other events. In realizing such projects, architects and engineers must strive to conserve resources and satisfy high safety and design standards. Bosch Rexroth has ample experience in the use of electro-mechanical and hydraulic control and drive systems in a broad range of construction projects.

What our customers can expect: technology-neutral advice along with responsible and supportive guidance for your project from concept development to on-site realization. At the customer's request, we take on the role of general contractor. One of the structures put into motion by Bosch Rexroth is the south stand at the Veltins Arena, home of the Schalke 04 football team. The stand is equipped with a hydraulic drive which allows it to be moved as necessary in order to reconfigure the arena as needed.

The Caja Mágica tennis stadium in Madrid has a series of retractable roofs, so that, with a simple push of a button, the three open air courts can be transformed into covered arenas for concerts and other sports events such as basket ball. The Amsterdam ArenA features a sliding roof realized with Bosch Rexroth solutions, and in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart, we have developed the first-ever adaptive shell structure. Moreover, Bosch Rexroth is involved in research activities, working for instance on vibration dampening for bridges.

Anyone who wants to put architecture in motion will benefit from Bosch Rexroth's highly developed simulation technology. Our multi-technology approach enables us to come up with perfectly suited solutions for any given project.