Atalanta Sports Stadium Uses Full Waterproofing Solution

Preprufe® and Bituthene® membranes waterproof Italian sports center.
Project
Bortolotti Centre
Client
Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio S.p.A
Agent
Edile MI.RI S.r.l – Ghisalba (BG)
Structural design
Dr. Eng. Mario Zamboni (BG)
Architectural design
Arch. Rino Cattaneo – Verdellino (BG)
Site Manager
Geom. Silvano Righentini
Waterproofing
IRIDE S.r.l Misano Gera d’Adda (BG)
Area Technical Manager
Geom. Roberto fortune (Agent WR Grace S.p.A)
GCP Solutions
Preprufe® pre-applied waterproofing, Bituthene® waterproofing, Hydroduct® drainage
Project

Constructing a massive sports and management facility

Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio S.p.A. gaves a new pulse to the activities of the Bortolotti Centre. This project included improving the shape of the center, rebuilding the existing buildings, and building new sports and management facilities.

Located next to Ciserano and Verdellino, the sports center includes offices, a gymnasium, shops, cafeteria, sauna, and relaxation rooms.

The stadium construction project covers a large area of over 2,800 m2, of which 1,400 m2 is underground and the remaining 1,400 m2 is on three above ground floors.

The basement area required an effective waterproofing system resistant to water and moisture.

"The basement area required an effective waterproofing system resistant to water and moisture."
Challenge

Building in a high water table

Stadium construction was centered in an area where the level of the water table was high, which involved both careful planning and organization of the site. Water with a high-variable degree of hardness - and also containing salts and other particularly aggressive chemical products - may come in contact with stadium construction. This meant that using an advanced waterproofing system was essential.

The spatial division of the structure is highly complex and articulated. The basement was intended for dedicated spaces, including medical rooms, changing rooms, gymnasium, kitchens, cafeteria, bar, pantry, offices, the print room, and meeting rooms. This extensive use of the basement was made possible by using a stable and effective waterproofing system resistant to water and humidity.

"This extensive use of the basement was made possible by using a stable and effective waterproofing system resistant to water and humidity."
Solution

Delivering a complete waterproofing solution

A complete waterproofing system comprised of Preprufe® pre-applied membrane, Bituthene® self-adhesive membrane, and Hydroduct® 200 drainage composite was chosen to protect this stadium.

Preprufe® membrane consists of a robust high-density polyethylene (HDPE) film, which is impermeable to water, water vapor, and gas, and a proprietary adhesive that bonds to the concrete. Preprufe® not only protects the structure from water ingress. It becomes an integral part of the structure. This sealing prevents the migration of water and moisture at the membrane and concrete interface, thereby eliminating possible infiltration of water into the structure.

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"Preprufe® not only protects the structure from water ingress. It becomes an integral part of the structure."