Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design

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Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design

FGR Gloucestershire: New Football Stadium Building – design by Zaha Hadid Architects

5 Apr 2017

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design by Zaha Hadid Architects

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Designs

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

New Zaha Hadid designs unveiled for Forest Green Rovers Eco-park

Wednesday 5 April 2017 – Ecotricity has revealed two concept designs by Zaha Hadid Architects for the Green Technology Hub at Eco Park, alongside unveiling a new ‘Gateway to Stroud’ at a business breakfast this morning.

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design by Zaha Hadid Architects
image © Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VA

Over one hundred businesses attending the event will see the ‘Gateway to Stroud’ proposal – comprising a new dual-carriageway on the A419, concept designs for Eco Park’s Green Technology Hub, the new Forest Green Rovers football stadium, and a Zaha Hadid designed footbridge linking the two main sides of the development.

Ecotricity has applied to Stroud District Council for outline planning permission for the development, which the company hopes will be granted in the next few months.

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park footbridge design:
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park footbridge design

Dale Vince, Ecotricity founder, said: “With Eco Park we hope to push the boundaries of sustainable development, create 4,000 jobs in the green economy, a world class football stadium and make more room for nature with a big biodiversity boost. As well as creating a new ‘Gateway to Stroud’.”

A spokesperson for ZHA, said: “The bridge design creates one single, fluid form by fusing together individual timber elements. This important, unifying gesture builds connections for the community, conveying Eco Park as a facility for all.

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design by Zaha Hadid
image © Zaha Hadid Architects

“The Green Technology Hub proposals apply the latest sustainable design technologies with ecologically sound materials and construction methods to create an integrated community for world-leading research and development.”

While currently just at the concept stage, a decision on the final design of the Green Technology Hub will be made as part of the full planning application.

Green Technology Hub at Eco Park:

Green Technology Hub at Eco Park

Forest Green Technology Hub at Eco Park by Zaha Hadid Architects

Eco Park is a proposed 100 acre sports and green technology centre at Junction 13 on the M5 – with 50 acres dedicated to creating state-of-the-arts sporting facilities, including a new stadium for Forest Green Rovers, while the other 50 acres will comprise a green technology business park capable of creating up to 4,000 jobs.

For more details on Eco Park, see Ecotricity’s website: www.ecotricity.co.uk/eco-park.

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park footbridge by Zaha Hadid Architects

About Ecotricity
Ecotricity was founded in 1995 as the world’s first green energy company and now supplies almost 200,000 customers across Britain from a growing fleet of wind and sun parks. Ecotricity is a ‘not-for-dividend’ enterprise that, on average over the last eleven years, has invested more per customer in building new sources of green electricity than any other energy company in Britain.

Zaha Hadid

3 Nov 2016

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Winner News

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Competition Winner

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

Forest Green announces Zaha Hadid Architects as stadium design winner

Thursday 3rd November 2016 – Following a seven-month international competition, Forest Green Rovers has selected Zaha Hadid Architects to design its new 5,000 seater football stadium.

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design by Zaha Hadid Architects

Images © Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VA

Forest Green announced the competition in March this year, and quickly received over 50 entries from architects around the world, including Sweden, Germany, France, Britain and the United States.

In May, the football club shortlisted nine entries, before selecting two finalists in August, who were given another two months to take their concepts further, including building scale models.

Dale Vince, Ecotricity founder and Forest Green Rovers chairman, said: “Zaha Hadid have built some fantastic sport stadia around the world, including one at the Olympic Park in London; they’ve designed one of the five stadiums for the next World Cup in Qatar, and now they’ve designed one for Forest Green.

Interior of the Seating Bowl – Phase 1:
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design by Zaha Hadid Architects

Interior of the Seating Bowl – Phase 2:
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design by Zaha Hadid Architects

“The really standout thing about this stadium is that it’s going to be entirely made of wood – the first time that will have been done anywhere in the world.

“The importance of using wood is not only that it’s a naturally occurring material, it has very low carbon content – 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 carbon content of any stadium in the world.

“We’re thrilled with the concept and the amount of thought Zaha Hadid put into their design – their experience of stadia design and their ability to put environmental issues at the heart of what they do really stood out. They took a really challenging brief, ran with it, and have given us an iconic and original new stadium.

“We’ve done as much as we can to make our current stadium properly sustainable, but we are limited with what we can do – it simply wasn’t built with the environment in mind. At Eco Park, we’ve started with a blank sheet of paper, and we’ll be going further than anyone has done before – this really will be the greenest football stadium in the world.”

Concourse:
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects have won numerous architectural prizes, including the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) top Stirling Prize two years running, for the MAXXI Museum in Rome (2010) and the Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton (2011). Founder Dame Zaha Hadid, who passed away earlier this year, was awarded the first Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004 – often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize of architecture’.

Jim Heverin, Director at Zaha Hadid Architects, said: “We are very proud to be selected to build the new home for Forest Green Rovers – it will not only be a new stadium, but also an important addition for the community. The club’s heritage, ambition and vision reflect our own, combining the latest material research and construction techniques with new design approaches to build a more ecologically sustainable and inclusive architecture.

Interior lobby:
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design by Zaha Hadid Architects

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

“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. The buildings on the site, and their embodied energy, play a substantial role in achieving this ambitious target and demonstrate sustainable architecture can be dynamic and beautiful.”
The runner-up entry came from Glen Howells Architects, the firm who designed the award-winning Gloucester Services on the M5.

Dale said: “Glen Howells also produced an exceptional design – and they impressed us as much as their design did actually. As a result, we’re going to work with them on some future projects.”

Forest Green Rovers New Football Stadium Building:
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects

Background:

The Zaha Hadid designed stadium will be the centrepiece of the £100million Eco Park development – Ecotricity’s 100 acre sports and green technology business park proposal, beside junction 13 of the M5 in Gloucestershire.

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.

Zaha Hadid Architecture

5 Jul 2016

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Competition News

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Competition Shortlist

Glenn Howells and Zaha Hadid Architects qualify for Forest Green eco-stadium, reports the Architect’s Journal.

Glenn Howells Architects
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design by Glenn Howells

Zaha Hadid Architects
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design by Zaha Hadid Architects

Source: http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/glenn-howells-and-zaha-hadid-architects-qualify-for-forest-green-eco-stadium/10008298.article?blocktitle=News&contentID=16149

20 May 2016

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Competition

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Architecture Competition

FGR Design competition Finalists revealed for £100 m new football stadium project for a semi-professional football club in Gloucestershire.

Forest Green Rovers have selected a shortlist of 9 architecture practices from almost 50 entries:

– AFL Architects
– DP Architects
– George King Architects
– Gianni Botsford Architects
– Glenn Howells Architects
– Richard Kroeker
– Studio M12
– Zaha Hadid Architects
– ZedFactory

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Competition Designs

– AFL Architects
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design Competition by AFL Architects

– DP Architects
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design Competition by DP Architects

– George King Architects
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design Competition by George King Architects

– Gianni Botsford Architects
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design Competition by Gianni Botsford

– Glenn Howells Architects
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design Competition by Glenn Howells

– Richard Kroeker
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design Competition by Richard Kroeker

– Studio M12
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design Competition by Studio M12

– Zaha Hadid Architects
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design Competition by Zaha Hadid Architects

– ZedFactory
Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design Competition by ZEDfactory

The proposal also includes a nature reserve and a potential public transport hub, including a park-and-ride, as well as help with the restoration of the Stroudwater canal.

Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Design Competition

Zaha Hadid Architecture Designs

Website: Forest Green Rovers Eco-park Building Designs

Gloucestershire Architecture

The New Lawn stadium is the home ground of the ‘green devils’

Address: Forest Green Rovers, The New Lawn, Another Way,, Nailsworth GL6 0FG
Phone: 01453 834860


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Gloucestershire Architecture

RIBA South West Awards Winners in 2016
Regional Award-winning buildings in Gloucestershire:

Gloucester Services, Gloucester:
Gloucester Services building
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Outhouse, Brockweir, Gloucestershire:
Outhouse, Brockweir
photograph : Charles Hosea

RIBA South West Awards 2016

Private House
Design: Found Associates
Private House Gloucestershire
photo © Hufton & Crow

House in Gloucestershire

Montpellier Chapter, Cheltenham
Design: make architects
Montpellier Chapter Cheltenham
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Montpellier Chapter Cheltenham

Underhill House, Cotswolds
Design: Seymour-Smith Architects
Hill Barn Cotswolds
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Underhill House

Gloucestershire Architecture

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Cheltenham’s Art Gallery & Museum – new building development
Berman Guedes Stretton – winner: RIBA Competition
Gloucestershire building
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Gloucestershire museum building

Gloucester’s Kings Quarter
RIBA Competition
Gloucester Architecture Competition
Shortlist: Adam Khan Architects ; Federico Oliva Associati ; Gustafson Porter ; McDowell + Benedetti Architects ; Niall McLaughlin Architects ; Townshend Landscape Architects

Gloucester Language Immersion Centre
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Language Immersion Centre
image © Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Gloucester Language Immersion Centre

Maggies Cotswolds, Cheltenham
MacCormac Jamieson Prichard
Maggies Cotswolds
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Maggies Cotswolds

The Parabola Arts Centre at Cheltenham Ladies’ College
Foster Wilson Architects
Parabola Arts Centre Cheltenham
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Cheltenham Ladies’ College Building

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Modern Architects

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Royal Arthur Park – retirement community, Corsham, Wiltshire
Design: ORMS
Corsham building
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Corsham building

Wellington Academy, Tidworth
Design: BDP
Wiltshire school building
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Wiltshire school building

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