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Sports Park Stožice, Slovenia : Ljubljana Architecture
Sports Development, Slovenia – Stadium + Hall design by Sadar Vuga Arhitekti
10 Oct 2011
Sports Park Stožice Slovenia
The Sports Park Stozice is a hybrid project. Its realization is the result of the public/private partnership between the city of Ljubljana and Grep Development Company.
The 187,500sqm complex is located north of the city and combines a football stadium and a multipurpose sports hall with a large shopping centre covered by a recreational park landscape. The park, visibly the largest open space, links the landscape by the river Sava, across the northern sections of the outer ring road, with the green urban space in the city centre.
It emphasizes the horizontal and planar character of the site as well as that of the surrounding the area whilst at the same time frame the views of the Alps towards the north, and of the castle hill and city centre towers towards the south. The two storeys of the shopping centre and indoor car park occupy the 12metre deep disused gravel pit that once characterized the site.
14 Oct 2010
Sports Park Stožice Slovenia
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Sports Park Stožice is a hybrid project. Its realisation is the result of the public-private partnership between the city of Ljubljana and Grep development company. The Sports Park Stožice combines a football stadium and a multi-purpose sports hall with a large shopping centre, which is covered by a recreational park landscape. Due to the concentration of various spontaneous and programmed activities, as well as sports and entertainment events attracting people of all ages and interests both during the daytime and in the evenings, the 187,500sqm Sports Park Stožice becomes one of the major focal points of Ljubljana’s urban life.
Sports Park Stožice Ljubljana
FOOTBALL STADIUM OF THE SPORTS PARK STOŽICE
26 Jul 2010
First handball and football matches will take place in August at Ljubljana’s new sports hall and football stadium, in advance of the forthcoming opening of phase one of the landmark Sports Park Stožice project in September.
SPORTS PARK STOŽICE
The sports hall and the football stadium buildings, together with the large monolithic, prism-shaped residential towers of the BS3 neighbourhood, the World Trade Center and Smelt buildings on the west side, and the forest island on the east side, form a cluster of recognisable structures at the north-eastern entrance into the city. The two storeys of the shopping centre and the indoor car park occupy the 12-metre deep disused gravel pit. The park covering the roof of the shopping centre links the cultural landscape by the river Sava across the northern section of the outer road ring with the green urban space in the city centre. The entire newly-built structure is integrated into the space so as to retain and emphasise the horizontal, planar character of the open space. The stadium and sports hall buildings frame the views of the Alps towards the north, and of the castle hill and city centre towers towards the south.
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THE CRATER OF THE FOOTBALL STADIUM
The opening football match between Slovenia and Australia on August 10 will mark the opening of the spectacular 16,000 seat stadium.
The football stadium is designed according to contemporary economic, sociological and environmental UEFA standards. Its design and shape provide ideal conditions for sporting events and ensure the perfect experience for the spectators. The football stadium is ‘sunken’ in the park – only the roof over the stands rises above the plane of the park as a monolithic crater. The roof cladding has the same finish as the sports hall.
The plane is pierced by four flights of stairs that provide access and lead to the stadium’s concourse. The park’s plateau gradually descends to the east revealing the stadium as an open building, while the eastern entrances create the view into the interior of the stadium. A steel roof stretches high above the stands highlighting its 4x4m grid structure, emphasising the sensation of the interior.
The stands descend from the concourse to the football pitch, enabling spectators to be very near to the action, while still covered by the roof.
On the west side of the stadium, the concourse terminates at the VIP and media rooms. This section continues into the underground buildings with all the necessary amenities for the players, officials and media. In the context of the wider city landscape, the roof over the stands – the crater – becomes the stadium’s distinctive mark.
Phase one of the project incorporates the stadium, sports hall, and the northern section of the park, and be officially opened on September 18, 2010.
Stadium first football match 11 Aug 2010
Official opening 18 Sep 2010
Sports Park Stožice
Sports Park Stožice, Stožice, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sadar Vuga Arhitekti
Type: Leisure and sport, shopping
Formula: Compressed Container, Landscaper
The Sports Park Stožice integrates a football stadium and a multi-purpose sports hall with a big shopping centre, covered by the artificial landscape of the recreational park. As a result 182,000sqm Sports Park Stožice becomes one of the major focal points of Ljubljana’s urban life, attracting people of different interests and generation both during the daytime and in the evenings.
The two storeys of the shopping centre and the interior car park fill the 12-metre deep disused gravel pit. The park that covers the roof of the shopping centre continues the natural landscape across the northern section of the outer ring road with the green urban space all the way to the city centre. The entire newly-built premises are integrated into the site, emphasising the horizontal, planar character of the open space.
The recreational park on the roof of the shopping centre is an artificial technical landscape composed of recognisable micro-ambients that withstand the pressure of the crowd before major sporting events and still offer pleasure and comfort to an afternoon stroller, a skateboarder, or children on the playground. The plateau of the park is pierced by vertical connections of accesses from the lower car parks, ventilation shafts, and light wells belonging to the shopping centre. The big central atrium with its pavilions represent the main access point to the shopping centre’s two floors.
The football stadium for 16.000 spectators is laid out under the plateau of the park. As a structure, it’s therefore ‘sunk’ into the park. Only the roof over the stands rises above the plane of the park as a monolithic crater.
The rest of the roof of the stadium on the west, north, and south side represents a green, partially accessible continuation of the park’s plane. The plane is pierced by four flights of stairs that provide access and lead to the stadium’s concourse. Towards the east side of the stadium, the park’s plateau gradually descends for 6m down to the eastern platform. Seen from this point, the stadium reveals itself as an open building.
Over the concourse and the stands stretches a 4x4m grid concrete roof. The grid of the roof determinates the ‘crater’ of the stadium and emphasises the sensation of the interior. The stands descend downwards from the concourse and surround the football pitch, which enables the spectators to be very near to the action, yet still be covered with the roof.
The sports hall for 12,000 spectators is located in the north-western part of the park. The four levels of concourses and the lower, VIP, and upper stands are covered by a shell-shaped dome. The park’s plateau, the edge of the shell scallops and opens towards the interior. The ridges continue all the way to the top, where the facade meets the dome. This outlines the shape of the hall, a shell that opens towards the perimeter with large crescent openings overlooking the park. Along the entire perimeter, there is a canopy encircling the hall, acting as a derivative to the scalloped shell. Like the stadium, the entire shell of the hall is also finished in exterior cladding that changes colour depending on the exterior conditions and viewing distance.
The sports hall is a partially recessed building. Its volume is determined by the required seating capacity and the size of the basketball and handball court, which are the two sports that the hall is primarily intended for. The position of the stands ensures maximum compactness of the interior space and allows the spectators to be as close to the action on the court as possible. VIP seating is situated between the lower and the upper stands.
The crater of the football stadium and the shell of the sports hall on the park’s plateau become two tuned icons of the new Ljubljana.
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Sports Park Stožice – Building Information
Source: open competition 1997, 1st prize
Client: Grep d.o.o., Ljubljana City Municipality, Delta
Address/Site: Stožice, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Site area: 182.752 m2
Building area: 24.614 m2 (stadium), 14.164 m2 (arena), 143.973 m2 (park)
Total floor area: 33.738 m2 (stadium), 35.496 m2 (arena), 151.247 m2 (underground parking garage), 96.319 m2 (shopping), 143.973 m2 (park)
Storeys: 3 basements + gf + roof strucutre (stadium), 2 basements + gf + 3 storeys + roof structure (arena), 4 basements + gf (shopping and parking)
Structure: reinforced concrete with prefab elements and steel structure for arena roof
Cladding: glass, facade panels
Architect: SVA (Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Goran Golubic, Miha Cebulj, Nataša Mrkonjic, Vanja Bazdulj, Bine Tekavec, Aleksandra Rakinic, Samuel Gnatovich, Nivia Pimentel)
Landscape: AKKA (Ana Kucan, Luka Javornik)
Structural engineer: Atelier One – London, Gradis
Consultant: KSS – London
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