Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo

Modern World

Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo in Santiago

 

 

 

IDOM

Situation

The Universidad Católica Sports Club, founded in 1937, inaugurated its current stadium in 1988, known as the San Carlos de Apoquindo Stadium.

After more than three decades of activity, the club decided that it needed a renovation. For this reason it held a competition in which nine offices were presented, and the IDOM proposal was selected.

Importance

With this renovation, the management team of Cruzado intends to modernize the Stadium and its surroundings, making it a multipurpose venue, which will be an architectural landmark for the town of Las Condes and the city of Santiago, providing value and services to the Community, the perfect place to organize high-level sporting events, while generating new income.

“The new stadium will be a quality architectural icon for the community, visible from the environment and respectful of it, inspired by the traditional materials of Chilean architecture while looking to the future of football in the country,” says César Azcárate.

Location

From an architectural perspective, the project is conceived in section due to its location at the foot of the Cordillera, on a slight slope and looking towards the city of Santiago.

For this, a main building is configured, which is shown towards the city and which houses a large part of the hospitality uses.

Volume

Starting from the current Stadium, anchored to the ground as if it were a Greek amphitheater, the new needs, the new uses and the increase in capacity, from 14,000 to 20,000 spectators, generates a volume that is perceived as unitary, light and elevated with respect to what exists.

In this sense, the use of wood as the main element in the façade and the roof structure allows dialogue to be established between the tectonic and the light, while also being a sustainable resource, in line with the whole approach to the modernization of the Stadium.

From being open to being closed

A continuous boulevard is designed that allows access to all the upper part of the lower stands and that represents the line that separates what is linked to the ground from what is elevated. The new volumetric configuration will allow the stadium to go from being open to being closed covering the stands, generating a better football atmosphere, better acoustics and greater comfort for spectators. The stadium will also be 7/365, economically sustainable and with a wide range of hospitality activities.

Outlook

The construction works are scheduled to begin during the first half of 2022 and end in the second half of 2023, allowing the new venue to host some sports events of the Pan American Games to be held in Santiago in October of that year.

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Project data

Architect

IDOM

Client

CD Universidad Católica

Physical address

Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo
Circunvalación Las Flores 13000
Las Condes
Región Metropolitana
Chile

Author

IDOM

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Nou Camp Nou

Forwards to nature

Nou Camp Nou in Barcelona

 

 

 

ON-A

Situation

Barcelona currently has just over 6m² of green areas per inhabitant. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), cities should have a minimum of 9m².

The ON-A proposal for the Nou Camp Nou (Nou Parc), a forest that would cover the Camp Nou in Barcelona, ​​aims to turn the area into a great green lung using bioarchitecture as a strategy for renaturation.

Strategy

According to the ON-A philosophy, the renaturation of cities and the creation of quality spaces for its citizens is not just an interesting idea, but a need.

Nou Camp Nou aims to show how nature can return to cities without absorbing additional space.

Topography

The Nou Camp Nou project shows how nature would come back to cities without losing buildable space, raising the topography and creating a blanket of green forest above the stadium and its facilities, which would remain below the surface of the new park.

Currently this area is a closed concrete space and only 8% of green areas. Consequently, an “island” effect is generated, separating the neighborhoods of Les Corts and Zona Universitaria.

Collapse and conversion

The space is huge and is in disuse most of the time, except during sport events or private visits to its facilities. Neighbors often experience collapse when the space comes into operation during major events.

The conversion of this area would provide a great opportunity for the city of Barcelona, ​​which would gain a new green space capable of connecting neighborhoods while producing 15,000kg oxygen/day and absorb 25,000kg of C02/day.

Facilities

Inside Nou Parc Nou you could walk or run along a 2.4km route, stretch in green areas and picnic in reserved areas, in addition to enjoy a 360º panoramic view at the highest point of the park, which culminates around the stadium.

The two lakes would help to cool the temperature and help the development and maintenance of the area, as well as being natural collectors of rainwater, which could be reused for the irrigation and maintenance of the park.

Conclusion

This project helps to create a new permeability that would allow the connection between the two neighborhoods of Les Corts and the University Area, apart from giving more value to their neighbors and to the city of Barcelona itself without affect mobility and current logistics.

Nou Camp Nou turns the journey to FC Barcelona matches into a spectacular experience. On all other days, this project is just a great park.

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Project data

Architect

ON-A
C/ Doctor Rizal, 8, local 1
ESP – 08006 Barcelona

Project team

Jordi Fernández, Eduardo Gutiérrez
Luciana Teodózio, Georgina Morales, Saul Ajuría, Ernest Ruiz, Javier Bernal, Claudia Antonacci, Natalia Cambello

Physical address

Camp Nou
C. d’Arístides Maillol, 12
ESP-08028 Barcelona

Author

ON-A

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Campus de Braak

Next chapter

Campus de Braak in Helmond

 

 

 

Moederscheim Moonen

About

The municipality council of Helmond in The Netherlands has given the green light for Campus de Braak in Helmond. The plans for the project were put on hold at the beginning of this year after a difference of opinion with parther professional soccer club Helmond Sport about the program of requirements, the design and the business case.

MoederscheimMoonen Architects, FaulknerBrowns and CULD were asked to team up to create a design tailored to the new brief. Now that the city council also supports the renewed plan, the project can restart.

Organisation

In the design, the number of seats has been reduced to 3,600 places which creates more space for the business areas for Helmond Sport. Additional space has also been created for the youth academy of the soccer club. With the collaboration of the municipality of Helmond, the OMO school group and the other users, a new design has been developed which is centered around multi-functionality.

In addition, the exterior has also been developed. Despite the fact that there are now only two large stands, the campus exudes a ‘stadium feeling’ through the dynamic verticality of the façades. In the case of expansion in the future, two new stands can be added in the current building envelope.

Multi-functionality

Multi-functionality is the essence of the new campus. The campus will be home to Helmond Sport and the Helmond Practice School. The design includes a NOC * NSF sports hall where the amateur football clubs Helmondia and Mulo will be accommodated. Additionally, a new location for JvdI De Fysioclub will be created. Space for individual sports and relaxation is also incorporated with the addition of a running track and shared path for pedestrians and cyclists.

The new building is surrounded by a central corridor that connects all entryways with each other and the surrounding neighborhoods. Thanks to the connection between the campus and the surrounding area, Campus de Braak will become an accessible meeting and recreational environment for the entire city.

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Project data

Client

Gemeente Helmond

Physical address

Sportpark de Braak 5
NL – 5703 DX Helmond

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Xi’an International Football Centre

Welcoming

Xi’an International Football Centre

Zaha Hadid Architects

Situation

The new Xi’an International Football Centre will be 60,000-seat stadium for national and international matches as well as domestic league games, youth training academies, entertainment performances and cultural events. The centre will be located in Xi’an’s Fengdong New District with its stations on the city’s expanding metro network.

With a population of nine million people and two professional football clubs, Xi’an will be a host city of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in China. Taking its legacy mode of operations as the starting point of the design, the stadium has been designed to provide optimum conditions for football and maximize its use by generations after the 2023 tournament.

Open façades

Integrated within the orthogonal urban grid of Fengdong’s business district, Xi’an International Football Centre`s open façades invite the city into the heart of the building to enjoy its public spaces, recreation and dining facilities throughout the day. Located in a series of shaded south-facing garden terraces with views over the city to Qing Mountain, these amenities will also serve spectators visiting the stadium during football matches, cultural events and performances.

The sweeping lines of the façade protect the stadium from northerly winds and convey the fluid forms of the roof that shelters the saddle-shaped seating bowl which maximizes the spectator seating provided at midfield.

Roof

The design employs an ultra-lightweight long span cable-net roof structure, resulting in a minimum load and material footprint that in turn reduces the stadium’s primary structure. Wide perimeter roof overhangs shelter facilities within the building’s envelope while the large, shaded, open-air terraces and public concourses incorporates extensive planting on all levels, providing comfortable conditions in Xi’an’s hot continental summer climate.

Supported by the tensioned cable-net structure, a translucent membrane over the seating protects spectators from inclement weather and direct sunlight while also allowing the most amount of natural light to reach the playing surface, promoting the growth of grass on the pitch to provide playing conditions of the highest standard.

Geometry

Digital modelling has defined the geometry of the spectators’ seating bowl to optimize proximity and views to the field of play from all 60,000 seats, generating the most exciting atmosphere for football and ensuring an outstanding match experience for all players and spectators.

China’s ancient capital and core of the Silk Road, Xi’an has a long history of welcoming visitors from around the world. In the global arena of football, the Xi’an International Football Centre continues this tradition and builds a lasting legacy of new civic spaces, sports and recreational facilities for the city.

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Project data

Architect

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Patrik Schumacher, Charles Walker, Nils Fischer
Jakub Klaska, Lei Zheng
Shajay Bhooshan, Vishu Bhooshan, Jianfei Chu, Chun-Yen Chen, Hung-Da Chien, Marina Dimopoulou, Cesar Fragachan, Michael Forward, Matthew Gabe, Stratis Georgiou, Charles Harris, Yen-fen Huang, Han Hsun Hsieh, Yihoon Kim, Henry Louth, Martha Masli, Mauro Sabiu, Xin Swift, Adeliia Papulzan, Pablo Agustin Vivas

Partner Architect

Intelligent Design for Emerging Architecture (iDEA)

Yan Gao, Jianyou Yang, Bin Wu, Fiona Huang, Jingshan Zhong, Shishang Deng, Qiongli Lu, Ting Liu, Xinyu Kou, Daria Morkovkina, Haixia Zhang

Address

Xi’an International Football Centre
CN – Fengdong, Xi’an

Author

Zaha Hadid Architects

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Copenhagen Islands

Parkipelago

Copenhagen Islands

Marshall Blecher & Studio Fokstrot

About

The project introduces a new archetype in urban space to the city’s harbour; a “parkipelago” of floating islands, open and free to be used by an increasing number of boaters, fishermen, kayakers, stargazers and swimmers.

The islands reintroduce wilderness and whimsey to the rapidly gentrifying harbour, with endemic plants, trees and grasses above and anchor points below providing a habitat for birds and insects, seaweeds, fish and molluscs. the islands offer a constantly changing, generous, green space in the centre of the city. The project also hints at a new type of climate resilient urbanism, inherently flexible in its use and only using sustainably sourced and recycled materials.

Construction

The islands will be constructed by hand in the boatbuilding yards in the south habour of Copenhagen using tradi­tional wooden boat building techniques. They will be moved seasonally between underutilised and newly devel­oped parts of the harbour, catalysing life and activity.

The first prototype island ‘CPH-Ø1’ was launched in 2018 and became a popular feature in the harbour, moving from place to place, hosting part of a photography exhibition, a series of talks and many seaside picnics. The pro­totype will be followed by three more islands to be launched in 2020, CPH-Ø1, CPH-Ø2 & CPH-Ø3 with plans for even more in the following years.

Awards

Copenhagen Islands was awarded the taipei international design awards for public space and the award for social design, It was a finalist in the Beazley design prize at the London Design Museum and has just been announced as a finalist in the Danish Design Prize.

Copenhagen islands is a not for profit initiative started by australian architect Marshall Blecher and Danish Design studio Fokstrot, it is supported by københavns kommune, by og havn and den gode havneliv.

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Marshall Blecher

Opening

2018 / 2020

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Forest Green Rovers Eco Stadium

Knock on wood

​Forest Green Rovers Eco Stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects

Situation

The Forest Green Rovers Eco Stadium is to become more than just a stadium. Users Forest Green Rovers are the ” greenest football club in the world “, their president is Dale Vince, the founder of Ecotricity. The stadium will be the centrepiece of the £100 million, 40-hectare sports and green technology park development funded by Ecotricity.

The Green Rovers Eco Stadium was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, and their interest in exploring new forms, materials and technologies is – proven.

However, at the moment there is not much that indicates that this ambitious project will become reality.

Vision

Forest Green Rovers have established a holistic vision for the site to retain its pastoral qualities whilst adding new facilities for the town.

While the stadium will be the centrepiece, the project creates a new public realm with both recreational and occupational uses, enabling the entire site to contribute to the town – not only on match days, but every day of the year.

Design

The design retains and enhances the existing meadow landscape of the site whilst adding the stadium and other functions for the town. Embodying low carbon construction methods and operational processes, it will be the first all timber football stadium with almost every element made of sustainably sourced timber including its structure, roof cantilevers and louvered cladding.

As a building material, timber is highly durable, recyclable and beautiful. The proximity of the stadium’s structural elements to each other has also been determined to enable the seating terraces and floor slab to be made from timber. In most other stadiums, these elements are concrete or steel.

The stadium’s roof is covered with a transparent membrane, which contributes to turf growth, minimizes stark shadows for players and fans and reduces the volumetric impact of the stadium from distant views in the surrounding landscape.

Atmosphere

With the team’s community and supporters at its core, fans will be as close as five meters from the pitch and the position of every seat has been calculated to provide excellent, unrestricted views of the entire field of play. The stadium’s continuous spectator bowl surrounding the pitch will maximise matchday atmosphere.

The stadium’s design incorporates the club’s future growth. Initially for 5,000 spectators, increasing to 10,000 with the club’s success, expansion from phase 1 to phase 2 can be achieved without the costs of major construction works.

Carbon

Forest Green Rovers’ new stadium and Eco Park aims to be carbon neutral or carbon negative, including measures such as the provision of on-site renewable energy generation.

Dale Vince, Ecotricity founder and Forest Green Rovers chairman, said: “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.

“The importance of wood is not only that it’s naturally occurring, it has very low embodied carbon – about as low as it gets for a building material.

“And 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.

Eco Park

Half of Eco Park will consist of state-of-the-art sporting facilities, including the new stadium, grass and all-weather training pitches, publicly accessible multi-disciplinary facilities, and a sports science hub.

The other half will comprise a green technology business park with sustainably built commercial offices and light industrial units, giving Eco Park the potential to create up to 4,000 jobs, including room for the continued expansion of green energy company Ecotricity, who have submitted the overall proposal and who are already the biggest employer in Stroud with 700 people located across four sites.

The proposal will also see the development of a nature reserve on the site, a potential public transport hub, including a Stroud Park and Ride, as well as help with the restoration of the Stroudwater canal.

Local parish councils initially endorsed the entire project, but rejected it in the summer of 2019.

Whether and how things will continue is currently completely uncertain. A shame.

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Project data and companies involved

Architect

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher, Jim Heverin, Sara Klomps, Karthikeyan, Arunachalam, Sara Akbari, Muriel Boselli, Avery Chen, Saman Dadgostar, Cynthia Du, Paulo Flores, Fabian Hecker, Jakub Klaska, Vincent Konaté, Igor Pantic, Edgar Payan, Sven Torres, Theodor Wender, Richard Wasenegger

Address

Forest Green Rovers Football Club
The New Lawn Stadium Another Way
Nailsworth GL6 0FG
Vereinigtes Königreich

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Preikestolen

Do not look down

Infinity Pool at Preikestolen

Hayri Atak

Tom Cruise at 604 m altitude

Preikestolen (“The Pulpit Rock”) is a tourist attraction in Norway, a steep cliff which rises 604 metres above the Lysefjorden. Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 metres. Preikestolen is located near the Western part of the fjord, and on its North side. The final fight scene in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout“ features Tom Cruise climbing the face of the cliff at Preikestolen.

Nine suites, one pool

Inspired by this scenic overlook, Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio has designed a spectacular concept for an infinity pool and a boutique hotel. The proposal features the accommodations nestled onto a side of Preikestolen over the Lysefjorden fjords.

The cantilevered glass-bottom pool allows courageous swimmers to enjoy the water while looking down into the fjord. The nine-suite hotel would be entered from the top of the cliff, with a common lounge area and guest rooms nestled into the face of the rock. The upper entryway would double as a scenic overlook, while real adventure seekers would want to venture to the pool deck.

Emotions

The entire concept was inspired by a photograph sent to studio founder Hayri Atak. Thrilled by the photo a friend took during her vacation to Norway, Atak sought to capture the adrenaline pumping scene into his architecture. “Even though I wasn’t there, I experienced the adrenaline of being on the edge,” Atak said. “Then I dreamed of living on and beyond the edge. Simply, I just wanted to carry this experience beyond the edge and the idea of having this experience inspired me.”

Preikestolen attracts more than 300,000 visitors every year. You usually have to wait a long time to take a picture of the solitary creature on the mountain plateau. For this reason alone it is hard to imagine that a hotel will ever be built here. It is, however, a lesson about the importance of emotions for architecture. And it is a wonderful inspiration and motivation for courageous ideas and designs.

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Architect and address

Architect

Hayri Atak
Ataşehir – İstanbul
Türkei

Address

Preikestolen
4129 Songesand

Norwegen

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