Culture and heritage
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Architect: Foster + Partners
Main Contractor: Lend Lease
Roma-3 fencing and gates
The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, with a capacity of 12,000 seating and 13,000 standing, is the biggest performance arena ever designed by Foster + Partners. The £125m concert venue forms part of a post-industrial regeneration along the once neglected Clyde waterfront.
The dramatic structure takes the form of a skewed dome, spanning 120 metres, with external walls clad in translucent air-filled ETFE cushions that can create a dazzling illuminated facade.
An elevated walkway forms one of the main points of access to the venue. Lang+Fulton supplied infill panels made from Micro-34 architectural grating for the balustrade, and the galvanised finish and rectilinear appearance complement the surrounding buildings.
The northern perimeter of the site has been secured using a Roma-3 grating fence and entrance gates to maintain overall continuity for the project.
In addition, a series of Roma-3 compounds were designed for the secure storage of deliveries for the Events Catering Department.