The Allianz Arena in Munich, considered one of the most modern and beautiful football stadiums in the world, hosted this weekend the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea, showing everyone the technology and technical installations implemented by Siemens.
The Allianz Arena, one of the most modern and most modern football stadiums in the world, has hosted the Champions League final 2012, one of the most important events of the year in the world of football, who have faced Chelsea and Bayern Munich, with final victory of the London team. The company Siemens has been responsible for providing adequate lighting, guaranteed sustainable infrastructure, energy efficiency and safety for the big match played in Munich.
Markus Mildner, Vice President of Siemens, explained that "the Allianz Arena is a stadium that maximizes the sports experience of the attendees, which has the most modern electronic systems, of security and broadband communications, an example of this are the two giant television screens of 92 square meters and 150 a thousand pixels each".
Football and more
The enclosure has almost 70.000 Seats, of which 10.000 are convertible into standing localities. Also, the stadium has an area of 6.000 square meters with gastronomy, conference rooms, leisure areas, shops and exhibition venues, as well as 11.000 parking spaces. The stadium is covered by the largest membrane in the world, with a surface area of 66.500 square meters. The roof and façade are composed of 2.760 "pads" that inflate with air from fans.
The smooth outer skin of the stadium can be illuminated when the occasion requires it with the colors of the two local teams: red for Bayern Munich and blue for TSV 1860. For this special event, a dynamic red lighting was planned for Bayern and blue for Chelsea.. This technology consists of 25.000 luminaires of exclusive design from Siemens, each of which contains 18 fluorescent tubes of 58 watts per illuminated pad.
High-tech down to the last detail
The modern technology of the enclosure allows you to control your internal temperature both in winter and summer by means of a ventilation system of 3.2 Megwatts, equivalent to the air conditioning of a thousand cars, And 5.2 MW of heating, comparable to that used in 500 houses. To fight possible fires, Siemens has installed its own smoke extraction systems, a network of sprinklers with 15.000 automatic extinguishing heads and a system
of hydrants with 300 units with dry and wet circuits.
Equally sophisticated are emergency alarms, as well as sensors and 90 surveillance cameras inside and outside the stadium connected to security centres. Including, the stadium has two high-definition cameras capable of zooming in up to passport-sized photo shoots.
There is also a control center where all the relevant information converges, with the possibility of executing command operations at all times. It is there that the information that comes from 5.000 data points. The instrumentation and control system of the stadium facilities performs command and regulation tasks and monitors the heating systems at the same time, ventilation and air conditioning or supervises various accessory systems such as elevators or barriers.
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