Volksparkstadion, Hamburg (formerly Imtech Arena)
Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion (formerly known as the Imtech Arena ) was rebuilt in 1953. Home to the Bundesliga team Hamburger SV, it has provided the venue for numerous national games as well as the World Cup in 1974 and 2006. In 1998, the stadium was converted and rotated 90°. The German Aviation Agency had to grant a special permit for this work as the stadium is situated on the approach path for Hamburg Airport. Following its conversion, the stadium’s roster of events included the highlight of the 2006 World Cup, with four first-round matches and a quarter-final played there. The stadium is also used for concerts and other sporting events, however, and is able to accommodate an audience of around 57000. The key points in the history of the stadium can be viewed in the museum that is also located at the site.
Kermi has contributed to the Volksparkstadion by providing more than 170 convectors.
Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
The Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg is one of the largest event venues in Europe, providing a total of 40000 m² gross floor space. Every year, it organises and hosts up to 125 events with more than a million spectators. The arena welcomes a whole host of pop and rock giants, who perform concerts to an audience space built for a capacity of 16000. It is also the home of the ice hockey team Hamburg Freezers and the HSV handball team. The arena is equipped with a total of 66 boxes, while four themed restaurants and four bars with a total of 2000 seats ensure guests are fed and watered.
Kermi has contributed around 250 steel panel radiators and around 55 convectors to the Barclaycard Arena, ensuring a pleasant ambiance for visitors.
Monte Kaolino leisure park, Amberg
Over decades, deposits of waste quartz sand from processing china clay in the nearby Amberg works have created the white mountain known as Monte Kaolino, located near the area of Hirschau in Germany. Back in 1957, the unique qualities of this structure were discovered and it began to be used for summer ski events. Other facilities such as the lift system, campsite, and catering areas were also developed. Probably the venue’s largest event is the annual sandboarding world championships – but it has also played host to the European sand skiing championships, the Sand-Big-Foot championships, and the Monte-Grand-Prix. The overall concept of the leisure park includes a dune pool with a total area of nearly 12000 m2. Its water slides and sand dune setting make the pool landscape particularly attractive.
More than 750 m2 of the Kermi x-net underfloor heating system have been installed inside the newly designed premises of the dune pool, ensuring optimum heat distribution.
Innsbruck has already hosted the Winter Olympics twice and, with its breathtaking backdrop of the Alps, provides a captivating location. Numerous events and leisure activities attract many visitors to the capital of the Tyrol region every year.
The Olympiahalle was designed to be a modern, multifunctional hall and meets the infrastructural and technical requirements that events of various types and sizes present: sporting events such as the Ice Hockey World Championships in 2005, concerts, shows, TV broadcasts, conferences, and trade fairs are all perfectly at home in this venue, whose stands hold up to 8000 people. The hall also features generously dimensioned VIP lounges over four floors, with floor space measuring a total of 1300 m2.
Kermi has provided the Olympiahalle with around 170 radiators.
The Leverkusen BayArena is the stadium of the top-flight football club Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Founded in 1904 and steeped in tradition, the club has been playing in Germany’s premier league, the Bundesliga, without interruption since 1979 and has numerous national and international success stories to show for it. The BayArena was originally built with the name Ulrich-Haberland-Stadion and then underwent conversion and modernisation before reopening on 15 August 2009. In addition to expanding the total capacity to 30210 seats, the work significantly extended the areas available for players and activities off the pitch. With its tent-type roof construction measuring 217 metres in diameter, the stadium is one of Leverkusen’s real landmarks.
Industrial panel heating over a total of 3800 m² and more than 600 heating panels and convectors made by Kermi are being used to heat the sporting facility.