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MILOS Steel Truss supports “PUR” in Germany

For their latest tour, German pop rock group “PUR” wanted to get even closer to their fans, so they decided on a set design with a centre stage. The extreme amount of lighting and sound equipment required for their concert in Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle had to be hung in the centre of the elliptic building, which measures 118m long, 98m wide, and 29m high. Unfortunately, the almost 60 year old venue did not have enough loading capacity to support the equipment needed for the concert. Therefore, production company Satis&Fy contacted the German rigging structure company Malecon to deliver an acceptable solution for hanging the lights and sound.

Malecon used Milos 145REC S-RTW Steel Truss to create two 42m spans that were each rated for a total load of 9,000 kg. In addition to providing the steel spans, it was also necessary to ask the Area Four Industries Direct office to provide a design solution to support the impressive octagon-shaped LED screen that would hang over the centre of the stage. For this part of the project, in-house Structural Engineer for Area Four Industries Direct Germany, André Schniedergers, B.Eng., delivered an intelligent support structure design that was produced and installed by Satis&Fy.

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