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Sun Arena Menlyn Maine

Always wanted to know how the Sun Arena Menlyn Maine was built?

The Sun Arena at Time Square in Menlyn Maine is the biggest live entertainment venue in Pretoria. The multi-faceted brief to the architect was to create a performance venue that could seat 8 500 people and could be adapted to accommodate 1300 banquet guests and up to 18000 delegates.

The design team had to create an acoustic sandwich out of the cladding because the performance arena had to be insulated from noise from traffic and weather, and it also had to prevent interference from the concert to neighbouring facilities. The cladding also had to be watertight so that the arena would be kept dry during bad weather.

Global Roofing Solutions supplied 86 tonnes of cladding to cover the 1300m2 cladding area for the project. The widely popular KlipTite system was specified for the project.

The roof has a 96m, column-free span, which is unusually large. While there are many long-span roofs in warehousing projects, the unique acoustic envelope that the team had to create makes it an exceptional project.

To view the full project details and the incredible teams involved in this award winning project, visit

Video credit: SAISC


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