Olympic Stadium Kiev – Ukraine Football Ground

Kiev Football Stadium, Euro 2012 Venue, Ukraine Arena Building, Design

Olympic Stadium Kiev : Euro 2012 Venue Ukraine

Football Stadium Ukraine – Olimpijski National Sports Complex Kiev

4 Jun 2012

Kiev Stadium – Olimpijski National Sports Complex


Design: gmp – von Gerkan, Marg & Partners

Fit for the Euro 2012

Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine On the occasion of the UEFA European Football Championships in 2012, which Ukraine is staging jointly with Poland, the rebuilding of the Olympic Stadium for the final game has been realized.

Olympic Stadium Kiev
photograph : Marcus Bredt

The new design for the reconstruction of the stadium respects the historic fabric with its important filigree prestressed concrete upper tier built in 1968, the frame of the new roof structure being detached and placed clear of the existing bowl. This most distinctive feature is therefore being encased in a new filigree glass façade and will be duly illuminated with appropriate lighting. The plinth structure of 1948 arising from the location of the stadium on a slope at the West End also was rebuilt in a different guise during reconstruction.

Euro 2012 Venue Ukraine
photograph : Marcus Bredt

The geometry of the lower part of the stand was completely redesigned and updated in accordance with safety requirements. Particularly at the west end of the stadium, beneath the main stand, extensive premises were constructed for players, VIP guests and press representatives. After the conclusion of the European Football Championships in 2012, an athletics track will be inserted, enhancing the functionality of the stadium. When the glazed structure of the stadium is illuminated at night, it is an urban landmark in the cityscape of downtown Kiev.

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photographs : Marcus Bredt

The interior of the stadium, with seats for around 68,000 people, gains an individual, unmistakable identity with a membrane roof structure incorporating air supports and domes of light.

The new stadium was inaugurated on 8th October 2011, the first international match after the opening was held between Ukraine and Germany on 11th November 2011.

Ukraine Euro 2012 Stadium Kiev Stadium Building
photographs : Marcus Bredt

Olimpijski National Sports Complex Kiev – Building Information

Competition: 2008
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Design: Volkwin Marg with Christian Hoffmann and Marek Nowak
Project leaders: Martin Bleckmann, Roman Hepp
Co-operation with: Private Creative Architectural Bureau Y. Serjogin LLC, Kiev
Structural design, roof and façade: schlaich bergermann und partner, Stuttgart – Knut Göppert with Markus Balz and Thomas Moschner
Structural design, concrete and masonry works: KKIG Aachen, Kempen Krause Ingenieurgesellschaft bR
General contractors: Kyivmiskbud, Kiev; AK Engineering, Kiev; Master Profi Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk
Technical equipment: b.i.g. Bechtold Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Karlsruhe
Lighting design: Conceptlicht, Traunreut
Wayfinding system: formkombinat, Nina Marg, Hamburg
Client: National Sport Complex ”Olimpiyskiy”, Ukraine
Roof surface area: 43,000 m²
Seats: 68,000
VIP seats: 2,300
Construction period: 2008-11

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