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Cluj Arena - Marlon ST Heatguard

Cluj Arena

Over 4,400m² of Marlon ST Heatguard 32mm XX-wall was used in the canopy of the Cluj Arena roof in Romania.

The design requirements for the canopy of the stadium included a stylish roof that would compliment the overall aesthetics of the stadium but more importantly a roof that could cope with exceptionally high wind loads at over 36m high due to the geometry of roof and the location of the stadium. The architects initially considered aluminium, as the metallic appearance of the material would allow a continuation of the façade.

Marlon ST Heatguard 32mm XX-wall was selected due to its very high stiffness, high impact resistance, easy maintenance, and the fact that the Heatguard finish achieved the vision of the architect. The polycarbonate sheets are light, yet rigid and are easy to handle and trim on site. Even at almost 12m long the sheets can be easily installed without the need for lifting equipment.

The use of Marlon ST Heatguard 32mm XX-wall contributed to the breathtaking canopy of the Cluj Arena. The metallic finish created a seamless transition between façade and roof; the diffuse light penetration that the polycarbonate sheets allow, reflect the exterior into the interior of the stadium, which wouldn’t have been possible with solid metal roofing.

Cluj Arena is a multi-use stadium in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, owned by Cluj County Council and home to FC Universitatea Cluj. It opened in October 2011 and is to be ranked as an Elite UEFA stadium. The capacity is 30,200 making it the second largest stadium in Romania.


Marlon ST Longlife multiwall sheet is a lightweight insulating glazing material manufactured from damage resistant polycarbonate. Marlon ST Longlife multiwall sheets are available in a range of thicknesses, structures and options to suit a wide range of roofing, cladding, and glazing applications. Read more about Marlon ST XX-wall.

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