National Stadium

Award:

Architectural Design of the Year, Poland

Name of project:

National Stadium

Type of project:

Stadium

Street & City where project is located:

al. Poniatowskiego, Wybrzeże Szczecińskie and al. Zieleniecka, Warsaw

Total space (not leasable space):

203,923 sqm

Developer:

A consortium of Hydrobudowa Polska S.A., PBG S.A., Alpine Bau AG

Name of investor:

Narodowe Centrum Sportu Sp. z o.o.

Architects:

A consortium of JSK Architekci Sp. z o.o., gmp International GmbH and Schlaich Bergermann und Partner. Architects Zbigniew Pszczulny, Mariusz Rutz, Hubert Nienhoff




Brief description of the architectural studio:



JSK Architekci Sp. z o.o. was established in 1998 in Warsaw and is managed by two architects: Zbigniew Pszczulny and Mariusz Rutz. In March 2007 two new branches were opened in Poland, in Wrocław and Sopot.

Brief information about the project from an architectural point of view: The multifunctional arena was built on the banks of the river Vistula, offering seating for 58,000 spectators. It hosted the opening game and two other group matches,a s well as a quarterfinal and a semi-final of the Euro 2012 football championships. Integrated into an existing sports park, the new stadium is built into the basin of the dilapidated stadium ‘Stadion Dziesięciolecia’ (10th Anniversary Stadium), which opened in 1955 and was previously the largest stadium in Warsaw and one of the largest in Poland. The colouring of the outer façade and the seats of the new national stadium refer to the colours in the national flag of Poland, while all the other colours and materials form a toned and balanced background. The exposed relevance of the woven façade is not diminshed by other competing colours or materials in the fore- and the backgrounds. This constitutes the distinctive image of the stadium as now seen by the entire world via TV transmission and pictures.

Project website: www.stadionnarodowy.org.pl/


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