Budapest Swimming Stadium - Hungary
Lifting of roof structure

Scope of works

Lifting of roof structure

Key figures

Weight: 2,400t
Dimension: 80m x 120m x 14m
Lifting distance: 25m


KESZ zrt. Hungary

VSL Entity

VSL Heavy Lifting


February 2016

Project Description

 In 2017 Budapest is hosting the FINA Swimming World Championships. The new Dagály Swimming Center near Magaret Island will be the event`s primary competition facility with an indoor 50m competition pool, an indoor warm-up pool, an outdoor 50m pool, leisure pools and an entertainment center. 

VSL Heavy Lifting was appointed to lift the 3,000t roof to its final height of 25m. The fragile structure, the uneven load distribution and the tight tolerances constituted a major challenge. The key to success was a complex and thorough monitoring as well as the profound expercience of the VSL Heavy Lifting Team. 

On 19th february the fragile roof structure was sucessfully raised into its final position.