Located just north of Stockholm’s city-center, Friends Arena is home to Sweden’s national soccer team and can seat over 51,000 for sporting events and as many as 65,000 for concerts. Industrial doors and docking solutions installed doors, to facilitate access for large trucks delivering sound stage equipment.
But additional doors were provided as part of the massive building’s ventilation system to allow for easy, automated adjustments when the arena’s roof is closed.
These doors have been programmed with five fixed positions (fully closed, open 25%, open 50%, open 75% or fully open) that can be selected according to a variety of factors such as the outdoor temperature and the number of spectators in attendance. The ventilation doors are fully integrated with the facility’s control system and can be adjusted automatically as ventilation needs and conditions change.
In addition to this rather out-of-the-ordinary solution, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems also provided overhead sectional doors and high speed doors to the nearby “Arena Gate” office complex and hotel.
Image: © Sweden Arena Management