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KSS Group, London, England, UK
21 Jul 2011
KSS : Award News
Design Award for Amex Community Stadium
The American Express Community Stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion FC was among the winners at the Structural Steel Design Awards 2011.
The award recognised the high standard of design achieved in the new stadium. The judging panel added “the building provides a long awaited home for Brighton & Hove Albion FC with community facilities. A large structure, with a curving roof and main trusses, it sits comfortably in to the rolling South Downs, while the blue translucent roof shows off the well-executed roof steelwork.
Martin Perry, Albion Chief Executive and representatives from the KSS, SKM, Europe, Watson Steel Structures and Buckingham Group collected the award at the ceremony held in London.
Martin Perry said “the design of the stadium is all about the roof so to receive one of the country’s top awards for roof design is a huge accolade and I congratulate the designers – KSS and SKM – on their innovative design. Already our new home is being recognised nationally as a superb example of stadium architecture, one of the best in the country and we should all be very proud of it.”
KSS Group – Key Projects
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Stadium proposals, northeast London
KSS are delighted to announce that Tottenham Hotspur Football Club have submitted a planning application to London Borough of Haringey for the Northumberland Development Project which includes KSS’ design proposals for a new 56,000 capacity stadium. The move marks a major milestone in the Club’s desire to build a new venue at its historic home to compete with the best in the UK, and also its regeneration strategy for the wider North Tottenham area.
David Keirle, KSS Project Director, said: “Throughout the whole design process we have continued to refine the designs to maximise stadium atmosphere, including a reduction in the space allocated to corporate areas in order to deliver the new single tier stand. The acoustics will be excellent, with the bowl design helping to reflect sound back onto the pitch whilst the stadium architecture itself responds to the Spurs identity, using flowing lines and a gracefully undulating roof to create a visually striking building. It will be an exceptional place to watch football and a fantastic addition to this part of the High Road.”
KSS have worked with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club for over seven years. As well as being architects for the new stadium, they are also responsible for the Club’s new training centre, which commenced on site in September 2009. KSS have also worked closely with the Club in preparing proposals that will enable the stadium to act as a candidate host venue as part of England‘s 2018 World Cup bid.
Tottenham Hotspur FC Training Facility – also by KSS
More London, London Bridge City, UK
Architect: Foster + Partners ; Co-architects: KSS Architects Limited
photo © Nick Weall