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Libera on the Beach
Italy – The remarkable LITEC Alusfera 76 II roof was recently selected to serve as the main stage for one of the most unique concert beach events of the year – the “Summer Beach Arena”
The Summer Beach Arena is an annual concert series at the Rimini harbour and has the main stage physically located right on the seafront beach.
From July to August, live bands and DJ sets from well-known Italian artists and world-famous international stars entertain beach-goers from sunset to the early morning hours with great music and energetic shows.
Many well-known local and international artists perform each year, working the crowds up to a dance-crazed frenzy! The main artist for this year’s event was the amazing, world-famous Chemical Brothers.
The 21.5m (W) x 13.4m (D) x 10.3m (H) Alusfera 76 II roof used at this year’s event served as an impressive backdrop for the performances, protected performers from the elements and featured two 12 metre high towers for the main PA. It was most definitely the king of the beach!
Studio 2 Rimini, a strong LITEC partner since the 1980s, provided the roof and was responsible for the main stage. Studio 2 Rimini is a leading company in the region for the rental and assembly of structures for trade fairs, congresses and shows. They work with leading companies for their structures and employ highly experienced personnel in the field of design and consulting.
“For the Summer Beach Arena, we wanted to propose something unique and beautiful to the eye, while also being suitable for the event. The Alusfera roof from LITEC was the obvious choice.”, said Valerio Vitri, senior project manager for Studio 2 Rimini.
The Alusfera 76 II is an arched roof that’s a truly special structure on the world market. It has been designed to limit exposure to the rain, make assembly easier and increase load capacity. It features front and rear arches, a unique solution to secure the main arches to the ground, and alternative set-up options. The Alusfera used for the month long Summer Beach Arena claimed a self-weight of 3,700 kg, a UDF of 3,600 kg and could withstand wind speeds of up to 10m/second (36 km/hour), thanks in part to its 4.600 kg ballast.
Its world-class design and intelligent engineering effectively overcame all local challenges and performed flawlessly for the duration of the Summer Beach Arena event.
The main truss used in the construction of the Alusfera II is LITEC’s one-of-a-kind Libera 76 truss. Unlike standard box truss, LIBERA is a flat truss and was designed as an open structural system that uses standard modular elements connected together in ways that allow varied design and geometry of the finished structure. The flat design of LIBERA truss is one of its main features, which allows for unbelievably low volume during transport and when storing in your warehouse. It comes with universal steel fork ends and universal four-way star connection or male/female pass-through fork connection for fast, easy and secure build-ups.
“This event was definitely a challenge, but thanks to the support LITEC provided to our engineer and video/lighting company, we were able to design the best solution for installing the underlying technical equipment,” said Vitri. Describing the event itself, Vitri excitingly said: “The Alusfera II roof did an amazing job during the extended time it was on the beach and looked really impressive! Alusfera is the ideal framework for great shows and concerts! We look forward to using it again in the future.”
The Alusfera II roof system with Libera truss has been designed to add Italian style and finesse to a large variety of live outdoor and indoor events.
13th November 2017
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