Losberger De Boer, a leading supplier of temporary and permanent buildings for events, commercial and industrial applications, has completed the work on the record-breaking Jeddah Superdome venue, with the dome’s frame handed over three days ahead of schedule.
Jeddah Superdome has won the Guinness World Records title for the world’s largest geodesic dome and largest dome with a continuous roof.
A multi-purpose event space, it will play an integral role in the Jeddah Season events programme. From live shows, concerts and sporting events to brand activations and exhibitions, the dome will host some of the kingdom’s stand-out events.
The contract for the project was awarded to Losberger De Boer in February last year by Jeddah Superdome’s operator, Sela Sports Company, a leading events management company in Saudi Arabia.
The scope of work included the design and build of the structure, along with a project management and consulting role in addition to co-ordination with third-party subcontractors assigned by Sela Sports Company.
In addition to manufacturing and constructing the dome’s frame, Losberger De Boer also installed the PVC covering, walls and doors.
Losberger De Boer pointed out that the project was completed on time despite disruptions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. Jeddah Superdome officially opened its doors on June 9.
With a diameter of 210 m and offering a covered area of 34,636 sq m and a surface area of 39,753 sq m, the dome has a ring beam built of 326 tonnes of steel to support the structure rings.