Both nationally and internationally, WOLF is one of the leading air treatment specialists for sports stadia. Apart from the AWD Arena in Hanover, the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg and the Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Wolf air handling units also provide pleasant temperatures and an excellent ambience in one of Europe’s most attractive and modern football stadiums, the Allianz Arena in Munich, covering boxes, restaurants, offices as well as subterranean areas.
FUNCTION: Football stadium
INVESTMENT: Approximately € 340 million
SPECIAL FEATURES: 2760 rhomboid cushions made from ETFE foil create 66,500 m² of roof and façade area which represents the largest membrane cover in the world
ARCHITECTS: Herzog & De Meuron, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron
INVESTMENT: € 1,200,000 including installation costs
PAYBACK PERIOD: 3.4 years
CO² reduction: 3,200 t
Fifty-four air handling units with heat recovery and up to 45,000 m³ air volume per hour are deployed. According to official data provided by the operator, every hour approximately 1,000,000 m³ of air are moved within the seven story building structure behind the stands and the world’s largest membrane cover. The technical features of the WOLF air handling units include multiple integrated energy saving heat recovery components such as thermal wheel heat exchangers and crossflow heat exchangers. The heat recovering system reduces CO₂ emissions by more than 3200 tonnes.