Esport Arena, Helsinki, Finland
This unusual building incorporates a large dome-roofed multi-sports playing area that is supported by differential air pressure alone. Beneath this is a further indoor arena surrounded by a two storey indoor running track allowing users to jog and train during the long winter days of deep snow and ice.
The steel structure was protected using Firebreak waterborne intumescent coatings and a range of Firebreak Fire Seals were used to maintain the fire compartmentation where movement joints or electrical and heating/ventilation service penetrations occurred. With most of the protected steelwork and seals remaining on view in the completed building the quality of achievable finish was a major consideration in the decision to use Firebreak.