Ice rink in Pruntrut - The wooden building is erected



A new wooden ice rink is being built in Pruntrut in Canton Jura. Since the end of November 2019, the craftsmen of the consortium Batipro SA and JPF-Ducret SA have been erecting the construction with wood from the surrounding municipalities. Timbatec is responsible for all wood engineering services.

The new Raiffeisen Arena with 4650 seats will be the home arena of ice hockey B league player HC Ajoie. Furthermore, the ice fields will be used by the Curling Club, the figure skaters and the public. The up-and-coming national ice hockey teams will also train and play in Porrentruy.   The new play and training facilities for the sportsmen and sportswomen will be largely made of wood from the surrounding communities. Timbatec has planned the wood and material flow for this purpose, which has functioned perfectly so far.  

The community union "Synidicat intercommunal District de Porrentruy (SIDP)" provided around 2000 m3 of coniferous wood and 1000 m3 (solid cubic metres) of wood for its forests. From these, the consortium Batipro SA and JPF-Ducret SA produced boards, beams, glulam and other components that are currently being erected.   

Timbatec has developed an interesting solid wood ceiling especially for the ice rink. The framework is made of ash wood with bottom and top chords. The spectator stands will also be constructed in wood. The ice rink is a good example of how, thanks to good planning and early sensitisation, large-scale projects can be realised with wood from the municipality's own forests.    

VIP Loge mit Deckenelement

 The Arena was developed by Dolci Architects in Yverdon and Stähelin Partner in Delémont.  




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