Client_

O2

Designer_

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture

Services_

Building Services & Environmental Design

Sector_

Cultural and Sport

Fan Space, The O2 Arena

The Fan Space structure consists of three inflatable domes providing a multi-sensory interactive environment for visitors. Each dome provides a distinctly different experience of sound
and light.

OR Consulting Engineers designed a cooling and ventilation strategy that provided both inflation for the structure and ventilation to the occupied space. The inflatable structure itself was
utilised to act as a supply air plenum and mesh panels were integrated within the internal skin to supply conditioned air to the space. The mesh design was optimised to maintain inflation pressure within the structure, while providing sufficient conditioned air to the occupied space.

This approach served to reduce the space required for the plant and the capital cost of the installation.

The Fan Space structure represented a significant fire load within the O2. OR Consulting Engineers developed a fire engineering strategy, integrated with the wider O2 arena.