CC photo #87: Air dome over the Rijeka 2008 training pool


Interesting concept here, they put a huge temporary dome over the Kantrida Swimming Complex outdoor pool in Rijeka, Croatia, used as training pool at the 2008 European Short Course Championships, and put pressure in it (complete with air locks) to keep the roof up. You could feel the pressure in your ears – especially the day when it was raining and windy. They are actually talking about roofing our local soccer pitch here at Toftir with this technology, I’m sure it will be the biggest blimp ever, come the first storm.

The Rijeka 2008 inflatable training pool roof


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