Temporary ice stadium for the Lausanne Hockey Club
Building a new arena in the sports hub of Lausanne is now going ahead, complete with an ice rink and an indoor swimming hall with Olympic pools. It will take two years to finish the new arena. But not to worry, the National League A hockey club will still to be able to train and host games in the arena as usual during the two-year construction phase — in a temporary ice hockey stadium built by NUSSLI.
The LHC's (Lausanne Hockey Club) interim stadium will be 66 meters wide and 96 meters long. An ice rink and a grandstand system with 6,700 spectator seats are planned for the hall interior. Athletes and fans will still have all their usual amenities: a hospitality zone, media and press rooms, cloakrooms, offices, equipment rooms, a shop and ticket office will also be built in the stadium.
Turnkey solutions provider NUSSLI planned this innovative project with support from BG Ingenieure Lausanne. The reason why this project is so innovative is because it will be the first temporary ice stadium ever built. The extensive range of equipment necessary for producing the ice and the resulting humidity posed a thorny, but definitely not unsolvable challenge for the planners.
Among other things, the new building will serve as the Lausanne Hockey Club's home stadium, and the location of the 2020 Youth Olympics.