For storage, the entire system must be moved into the storage space on air cushions. The dead weight which has to be moved is approx. 110 tonnes per block. Due to the rather small storage space and the high architectural demands, many other special solutions were developed.
The telescopic stand and the stage technology in the upper stage machinery are controlled by the tried-and-tested Waagner-Biro C⋅A⋅T control system.
In recent years, other concert and multi-purpose halls in Europe have been equipped with a similar fully automatic telescopic stand from Waagner-Biro Stage Systems, such as the concert halls in Kristiansand and Stavanger (both in Norway) and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg (Germany). The rows of seats were also partially curved, as was done in Kristiansand, for example.
FLEXIBILITY IS KEY
To give the organisers of the Arena Reyno de Navarra in Pamplona (Spain) the greatest possible flexibility for use of their arena, Waagner-Biro Stage Systems developed a unique solution – the arena can be divided into two areas. The division is created by telescopic stand blocks that are hidden under the playing surface. When needed, these are lifted to the correct level by means of podiums. At the touch of a button, the arena transforms into a main arena and an independent secondary arena.
Using the C⋅A⋅T control, the telescopic stand blocks can be rotated in one direction or the other, depending on which event attracts the largest audience. The result is partly fixed, partly mobile telescopic stand blocks with automatic seat folding mechanisms that provide space for up to 12,000 spectators. Of these, 6,500 seats are on the flexible blocks of the separating system.
With this “key to flexibility”, on the one hand, the traditional national sport of pelota can be practised in the Arena Navarra. Large concerts, trade fairs or sporting events can also take place in the hall.