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Thomond Park

Thomand Park, Corrugated Polycarbonate Rooflights

Thomond Park in Ireland is home to Shannon and UK Bohemian RFCs as well as Munster Rugby and has therefore witnessed many sporting challenges in its day. AFL Architects with Murray O’Laoire Architects were commissioned by the Munster branch of the IRFU to redevelop the ground, they had to bear in mind the location of the stadium on the brow of a hill in Limerick City on the banks of the River Shannon.

The 26,000-capacity stadium therefore had to be an iconic landmark that could also handle the wind loading element of its location. 2,000m² of Marlon CS Longlife, profiled polycarbonate rooflight sheet were performance-specified by AFL Architects to form a peaked cap effect to the front edge of an area of metal profiled sheets, with the join emphasised by the steel lattice king truss spanning 146 metres over two new 7,500-seat stands. AFL specified clear sheets for Thomond to achieve almost 90% of light transmission creating not only a light, bright environment for the spectators below but also the necessary light to aid rapid pitch recovery after matches.

Specification

System:  Site Assembled Rooflights

Quantity:  2,000m²

Glazing:   Marlon CS Longlife

 


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