Dubai Sports City, the world’s first purpose-built sports city, now contains a 25,000-seat cricket stadium constructed of steel frames and a fiberglass-woven PTFE membrane with a self-cleaning topcoat of titanium dioxide (TiO2). Birdair Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., installed the 600-ton steel truss system and 20,000 square meters of membrane, completing the S3 Cricket Stadium at the end of 2008.
The PTFE-coated woven fiberglass membrane is durable, weather resistant, impervious to UV rays, waterproof and flame retardant, making it a great choice for the heat of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. TiO2 nontoxic coating actively neutralizes airborne pollutants and odors, breaks down organic materials, and provides a translucent quality to the membrane that allows natural light while providing solar protection. For more about the project, visit www.birdair.com.