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Retractable Roof for Domes and Stadiums[ Culture & Sports ]

Create an all-weather event space

Photograph of retractable roof for domes and stadiums
Abundant achievements and technologies

Our company has a portfolio of technologies for manufacturing large-steel structures such as bridges and for moving them with highly precise control. We have been delivered retractable roofs for large-scale facilities such as domes and stadiums since 1980.
We draw from our manufacturing experience with various methods to propose optimal machinery systems to meet a customer's venue requirements.
A sport stadium or leisure facility with a retractable roof can host events for many different purposes in any kind of weather.

Image of retractable roof in the open position (as used for sports)
Image of a retractable roof in the closed position (as used for events)

Opening/closing the retractable roof

Multimode type (FUKUOKA YAHUOKU! DOME)

A fleet of 48 bogies turns the two roof panels (4,000 ton each) at the start of the opening/closing process.
The roof can be retracted in about 20 minutes, The retractable roof system can cope with abrupt weather changes during games or events.

Photograph of a multi-mode-type retractable roof-driving truck (FUKUOKA YAHUOKU! DOME)
Closed status
Photograph of a multi-mode-type retractable roof in the closed position (FUKUOKA YAHUOKU! DOME)
Illustration of a multi-mode-type retractable roof in the closed position (FUKUOKA YAHUOKU! DOME)
Open status
Photograph of a multi-mode-type retractable roof in the open position (FUKUOKA YAHUOKU! DOME)
Illustration of a multi-mode-type retractable roof in the open position (FUKUOKA YAHUOKU! DOME)

Horizontal sliding type (SeaGaia Miyazaki Ocean Dome)

Photograph of a horizontal-sliding-type roof (SeaGaia Miyazaki Ocean Dome)
Closed status
Illustration of a horizontal-sliding-type retractable roof in the closed position (SeaGaia Miyazaki Ocean Dome)
Open status
Photograph of a horizontal-sliding-type retractable roof in the open position (SeaGaia Miyazaki Ocean Dome)
Illustration of a horizontal-sliding-type retractable roof in the open position (SeaGaia Miyazaki Ocean Dome)

Example of Delivery

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No. Name Location Designing supervisor Delivery year & month Type Span No. of Leaves
1 Ariake Coliseum Koto-ward, Tokyo Kenchiku Mode Kenkyusho,
Bureau of Port and Harbor,
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Apr, 1991 Horizontal slide 136m Retractable leaf: 2
2 Mukogawa Women's University Junior & Senior High School Indoor Pool Nishinomiya, Hyogo Pref. Takenaka Corporation Mar, 1991 Round shell 46m Retractable leaf: 4
3 FUKUOKA YAHUOKU! DOME Fukuoka, Fukuoka Pref. Takenaka Corporation Mar, 1993 Multi mode 213m Retractable leaf: 2, Fixed real: 1
4 SeaGaia Miyazaki Ocean Dome Miyazaki, Miyazaki Pref. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Jul, 1993 Horizontal slide 110m Retractable leaf: 4, Fixed real: 2
5 Akita Furusato Village Dome Theater Yokote, Akita Pref. Yamashita Sekkei Inc. Dec, 1993 Round shell 28m Retractable leaf: 4, Fixed real: 2
6 Kyoto Citizen's Amenity Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto Pref. Nikken Sekkei Ltd Apr, 1996 Round shell 34m Retractable leaf: 2, Fixed real: 2
7 Nagano Olympiad Ice Hockey B Arena Aqua Wing Nagano, Nagano Pref. Yamashita Sekkei Inc. Sep, 1997 Horizontal slide 64m Retractable leaf: 1, Fixed real: 2
8 Tajima Dome Toyooka, Hyogo Pref. Mitsuru Senda + Environmental Design Institute, Daiken Sekkei Inc. Joint Venture Jan, 1998 Circling slide    
9 Sendai Dome Sendai, Miyagi Pref. AXS SATOW Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Mar, 2000 Circling slide    
10 Tsugaru Dome Goshogawara, Aomori Pref. AXS SATOW Inc. Mar, 2002 Circling slide    

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