The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is coming soon and the Portuguese company Irmarfer are set to build the worlds largest tent. The tent will be used to provide meals for all 7,500 athletes stand at 75m wide, 22m high and 400m long
Just to make this structure even more impressive, the removable tent does not have any supporting pillars in its centre, which allows it to have ample interior space, and run without any hurdle. 80 arches are required to support it and, unlike the usual, these arches are on top of the screen and not underneath it.
Each of the arches weighs 4,500 kilograms, is accompanied by a PVC screen with five meters wide and 800 kilos, and is prepared to withstand 170 km / h winds.
20 Generators are needed to feed the air conditioning system of this giant. The estimated cost of construction is five million euros.
Irmarfer will also provide about 230 pallets, stages and smaller tents for the Rio Games (60% of these structures throughout the competition). This means that to transport 10,000 tons of equipment from Freamunde, Pacos Ferreira, to Rio de Janeiro 400 containers will be required. And for the assembling Irmarfer will have a team of 60 people from February to June.
“The truth is that few believed that a tent like this would be possible to build. But we had all the calculations made in certificate software to show international experts “.
“There are so many details, and so many applied knowledge that even if our competitors may see the structure of the tent, they will not realise how it’s done,” assures Júlio Ferreira.
This family company, used to working for events like Rock in Rio, the Ibero-American Summit, the Pope’s visit to Portugal or the Champions League final in Lisbon, innovates once more, placing itself among the world leaders in this sector.
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