Jordan Parnass Digital ArchitectureServices_
Building Services & Environmental DesignSector_
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.