The construction of an all-timber soccer stadium has been approved. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the Forest Green Rovers Football Club in Gloucestershire, England, the structure will be the world’s first stadium made out of wood – structure, roof cantilevers and louvered cladding included– and the first carbon neutral or carbon negative stadium.
Seating terraces and floor slab are made from timber too, while a transparent membrane covers the roof. Eco Park Stadium is part of a public realm for citizens and provides 5,000 seats to be increased to 10,000 with the success of the club, multi-disciplinary facilities, a sports science hub and retail spaces. The structure generates on-site renewable energy, cofirming its sustainable approach.
Opening picture: Eco Park Stadium by Zaha Hadid Architects. Render by MIR.
- Forest Green Rovers Eco Park Stadium
- Gloucestershire, England
- Soccer stadium
- Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
- Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
- ZHA Director:
- Jim Heverin
- ZHA Project Director:
- Sara Klomps
- ZHA Design Team:
- 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