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Alusfera creates an “Opera House effect” in Serbia
Serbia – In September, LITEC delivered its Alusfera 2.0 roof structure to the Novi Sad 2021 Foundation for use in a classical concert organised on the Novi Sad town square in Serbia. The Alusfera structure was specifically selected not only for its unique shape and impressive loading characteristics, but also to assist in the creation of an outdoor “opera house effect”, where it most definitely succeeded.
The company that delivered the Alusfera structure to the Novi Sad Foundation for this event was AVL Projekt, a leading authorised distributor in Serbia for trussing, stages, professional lighting and audio equipment, video production, LED systems, and hi-fi consumer audio equipment. AVL Projekt design, engineer and install tailor-made solutions for its clients and ensure their efficient operation with on-site training. The also provide acoustic calculations and light and audio designs.
“The service we received from LITEC for this event was greatly appreciated. LITEC’s sales representative, Jan Cernota worked with us during the selling process and assisted in the successful conclusion of the contract. LITEC design engineer Andrea Santello also provided full technical support, which was key for the end user and domestic engineers that finally certified the Alusfera structure for the event. All stages of the project that concerned the roof structure were comfortable and efficient.” said Aleksandar Kruscic, project manager for AVL Projekt.
The Alusfera roof is a truly unique structure that’s constructed with LITEC’s innovative Libera FL76 series truss, which allows for the creation of a spherical roof with high loading characteristics, extended covered areas, and small transport volumes. Thanks to the user-friendliness and easy to construct design of Libera truss, set-up only requires six hours with five workers!
For this year’s event in Novi Sad, the impressive Alusfera 2.0 roof measured 21.5 metres wide, 10.3 metres high and 11.5 metres deep. It featured front and rear arches, and a new ridge that allows for the secure connection of the main arches to the ground. Although it is rated for a uniformly distributed load of 6,5000kg, only 6,000kg of support was required for this event. The roof was covered with a white PVC canopy for protection against rain and wind, with the inside of the canopy painted in various colours to assist in creating exceptional lighting effects.
“The tender included a firm deadline for completion of this project, so timely delivery of the Alusfera roof was extremely important to us. LITEC promised to meet the deadline we had specified and kept their promise.”, commented Kruscic. He then added: “And the short amount of time needed to construct the Alusfera roof on location was amazing. It saved the client money for labour and helped us meet tight deadlines that always seem to accompany the production of live events.”
In the end, the concert was a big success for the Novi Sad 20121 Foundation, with attendees appreciating the classical music, as well as the structure where it was held. AVL Projekt was also able to log another impressive live event as part of their growing list of references.
In conclusion, Kruscic said: “The shape and dimensions of the Alusfera structure were extremely interesting for the audience and added a definite 'wow' effect to the concert that helped make it something extra special.”
29th October 2018
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