Kristianstad Arena, Kristianstad, Sweden

Kristianstad municipality needed to utilise an existing arena, but to supplement it with a brand new multi-purpose arena with handball as the primary sport. Arenaprojekt’s assignment consisted of a feasibility study, cost estimates, clash controls and the creation of design development documents. Everything was carried out in BIM, and Kristianstad Arena is probably the first arena in the world to have been planned and built using BIM as a tool. The work was undertaken in all dimensions from 3-5D, which meant that the cost management and the cost estimates were also performed in BIM.

Result: The project’s final construction cost was around 10% lower than estimated. The Arena was used to host the semi-final of the Handball World Championships in 2011.