You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

print article Print article
Picture: © Zaha Hadid Architects

Sustainable soccer: Design by Zaha Hadid Architects for new stadium

As Jim Heverin, director at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) states: " We are very proud to have been selected to design the new home for Forest Green Rovers. The club's heritage, ambition and vision reflect our own, combining the latest material research and construction techniques with new design approaches to build an ecologically sustainable architecture".

And the stadium will indeed be sustainable. Primarily involving sustainably sourced timber, the construction work and the building itself will have a very small CO2 footprint.  The football stadium will be the first where practically every element will be out of wood, from the main structure to the seats and the spectator terraces.

The roof will be covered with a transparent membrane, lending the stadium a filigree look that is to enable it to merge in with the surrounding landscape.  As such the stadium will be the centrepiece of Ecotricity Eco Park, where further sports grounds and a green technology business park are proposed on a further 40 hectares. 

Kurze Werbepause

Current magazine
DETAIL 9/2019
Housing in Rural Areas, DETAIL 9/2019

Housing in Rural Areas

See magazine
Product teaser
Advertisement

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Detail Newsletter

We will keep you informed about international projects, news on architectural and design topics, research and current events in our newsletter.