Poland National Stadium Warsaw, Euro 2012 Design, Polish Stadia
Poland National Stadium, Warsaw
Polish Arena Development – Euro 2012 Football Venue
1 Feb + 31 Jan 2012
Poland National Stadium Warsaw
Location: Warsaw, Poland
UEFA EURO 2012 National Stadium officially opened
Design: architects consortium JSK Architekci Sp. z o.o., gmp International GmbH, Schlaich Bergermann und Partner
Stadia built by FCC’s Alpine in Ponsen, Danzig and Warsaw ready for kick‐off
WARSAW/LONDON, 31ST JANUARY 2012, Warsaw’s brand‐new National Stadium officially opened on 29th January with a rock concert and fireworks to mark the inauguration. In less than 130 days, the stadium built by ALPINE (the Austrian division of the Spanish FCC Group) and a Polish partner, will host the UEFA EURO 2012TM kickoff match between Poland and Greece.
FCC’s ALPINE and a Polish partner constructed three new stadia in Poland for the European Football Championships: the Posen Stadium was completed in autumn 2010; the PGE Arena in Danzig hosted its first games in August 2011 and the Warsaw National Stadium.
The National Stadium is one of five venues built especially for the 14th European Championship, which is being co‐hosted with Ukraine. The Championship will be played at eight venues split equally between Poland and Ukraine.
The FCC Group has built numerous football and cricket stadiums around the world including Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu stadium, Barcelona FC’s Camp Nou, the Dubai Cricket Club and Allianz arena in Munich.
Warsaw National Stadium – Highlights
The Warsaw National Stadium was built on the site of the former “Tenth anniversary stadium” which had stood since 1955. Situated just two and a half kilometres from the city centre, the stadium is 313 metres long and 280 metres wide. Including the needle hovering over the centre of the pitch, it is almost 97 m high and fits perfectly into the architectural setting of the Warsaw skyline – creating Warsaw’s new crown.
The distinctive feature of the Warsaw National Stadium is its striking roof structure. The entire roof cable construction rests on the needle as its central supporting element. It measures 76 metres and has a dead weight of around 90 tonnes. The bracing was lifted upwards step by step with the help of 72 cables. The base of the needle now towers approximately 30 metres above the playing field. The roof has a retractable membrane interior roof over the pitch, for use in any weather.
Designed according to the latest stadium construction technology, the steeply rising stands give spectators an excellent view from any seat. The design of the façade is inspired by Poland’s national flag in red and white.
About the FCC Group
The FCC Group’s origins date back over a century. In recent years FCC has reinvented itself from a mainly Spain‐based construction company to a diversified multinational with core business in civil infrastructure, water/waste management and renewable energy. FCC’s activity spans over 50 countries worldwide, employing more than 90,000 people and generating global revenues of $17 billion in 2010 of which more than 50% were obtained outside Spain. The Company is listed on the Madrid stock exchange – IBEX and is one of ten Spanish companies on the Fortune 500 list of Companies. FCC’s latest news can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/72gmccd
The Austrian ALPINE Construction Company is a member of the FCC Group and has built roads, motorways, power plants, stadiums, railways and subways, bridges, residential, commercial and industrial buildings around the world. Together with its subsidiary, ALPINE‐ENERGIE, it promotes the construction and development of sustainable, alternative energies and energy networks. Approximately half of the revenue from construction services of approx. 3.5 billion euros per year is generated in Austria’s domestic market.
Facts and figures for the three European Championship stadiums built by ALPINE
Warsaw National Stadium, Poland
Cost: 1.5 billion zloty
UEFA Euro 2012 games in Warsaw:
June 8: Opening game Poland vs. Greece
June 12: Poland vs. Russia
June 16: Greece vs. Poland
June 21: Quarter final
June 28: Semi‐final 1.A – 2.B
PGE Arena Danzig, Poland
Cost: 530 million zloty
UEFA Euro 2012 games in Danzig:
June 10: Spain vs. Italy
June 14: Spain vs. Ireland
June 18: Croatia vs. Spain
June 22: Quarter final 1.B – 2.A
Posen City Stadium, Poland
Cost: 480 million zloty
UEFA Euro 2012 games in Posen:
June 10: Ireland vs. Croatia
June 14: Italy vs. Croatia
June 22: Italy vs. Ireland
Poland National Stadium Warsaw images / information received 310112
National Stadium Warsaw Poland : EURO 2012 Venue
photograph : Marcus Bredt
National Stadium Warsaw Poland
Euro 2012 Stadium Building
Kiev Football Stadium – Olimpijski National Sports Complex
gmp – von Gerkan, Marg & Partners
photograph : Oleg Stelmach
Football Stadium Ukraine
The “Red Stadium” sports venue, now called the Olimpijski National Sports Complex, has been completely renovated for the Euro 2012.
Astana Arena Building, Kazakhstan
photo : Cemal Emden
Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, Spain
photo © Adrian Welch
Barcelona Football Stadium
London Olympic Stadium, UK
HOK Sport – Peter Cook, architect
arena picture from ODA
London Olympic Stadium Building
picture © Aldinger & Wolf
Buildings in Warsaw
image from architect
Warsaw Office building
image from architect
Warsaw Office building
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