ZHA gets the green light for worlds first all-timber soccer stadium in England

January 10, 2020 by  
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After years of delays, Zaha Hadid Architects has finally gained planning approval for Eco Park Stadium, the world’s first all-timber soccer stadium in Gloucestershire, England that will serve as the new home of the Forest Green Rovers football club. As a beacon of sustainability, the structure will aim to be carbon neutral or carbon negative and will include renewable energy systems as well as low-carbon construction methods and operational processes. Set in a meadow, the Eco Park Stadium minimizes its visual impact on the surrounding landscape with a natural material palette and a soft, undulating profile topped with a transparent membrane roof to reduce the building’s volumetric impact and encourage turf growth. The building will be constructed almost entirely of sustainably sourced timber , from its structure and roof cantilevers to the seating terraces and floor slab — elements that are typically built from concrete and steel in most stadiums. The stadium design can also accommodate future growth; the structure will initially serve 5,000 spectators, while phased development can increase capacity to 10,000 seats without the costs of major construction works. “The really standout thing about this stadium is that it’s going to be almost entirely made of wood — the first time that will have been done anywhere in the world,” said Dale Vince, Ecotricity founder and Forest Green Rovers chairman. “When you bear in mind that around three quarters of the lifetime carbon impact of any stadium comes from its building materials, you can see why that’s so important — and it’s why our new stadium will have the lowest embodied carbon of any stadium in the world.” Related: Zaha Hadid’s 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar adapts for future use The Eco Park Stadium will be the centerpiece of the £100 million Eco Park development, Ecotricity’s 100-acre sports and green technology park proposal. Half of Eco Park will include state-of-the-art sporting facilities, including the new stadium, while the other half will be dedicated to a green technology business park with sustainably built commercial offices and light industrial units. The proposal will also include a nature reserve on the site and a possible public transport hub. + Zaha Hadid Architects Images by MIR and negativ.com via Zaha Hadid Architects

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Architects want to transform this football stadium into a giant wave pool

November 2, 2015 by  
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Elegant Grand Stade de Casablanca Stadium To Be Built In An Abandoned Quarry

January 17, 2011 by  
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The Moroccan National Football team is set to have a brand new stadium designed by French studio Scau in collaboration with local, Moroccan firm Archi Design . The Grand Stade de Casablanca will be built in an old quarry and will feature passive solar design with concrete fin-like blades that promote natural ventilation. Construction on the 80,000 seat soccer stadium is expected to begin shortly and then be completed some time in 2013

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Ian MacDonald’s Meadow House Melts Into the Canadian Landscape

January 17, 2011 by  
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Situated one hour’s drive north of Toronto in a rolling pasture, Architect Ian MacDonald ‘s Meadow House is a kind of modernist extension of the land.

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University Of North Texas Building the First LEED College Football Stadium

March 4, 2010 by  
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Inhabitat reader Erin tells us that the University of North Texas is in the midst of building the first LEED certified college football stadium in the US ! After The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the proposal back in October the university held a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the special occasion. The new stadium will replace the 57-year-old Fouts Field, and is one of many green projects happening on campus as part of the UNT “We Mean Green ” initiative. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , college football , football stadium , leed certified football stadium , leed certified stadium , Sustainable Building , university of north texas , we mean green

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First LEED Certified NFL Stadium Ever Set to Be in LA

February 2, 2010 by  
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A design for the new Los Angeles NFL stadium is in the works and it is set to be the first NFL stadium ever to become LEED certified .

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