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National Stadium

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Location
Warsaw, Poland
Year
2011

In 2012, Poland and Ukraine will be hosting the UEFA European Football Championship. For the occasion, a new national stadium will be built in Warsaw on the existing but crumbling rubble-built Dziesieciolecia Stadium abandoned for sports uses in 1988. The stadium is in Skaryszewski Park east of the city center on the bank of the Vistula, and will form the heart of a new sports park. The construction of the stadium is divided systematically into two. The stand consists of prefabricated concrete parts. Above this is a steel wire net roof with a textile membrane hung on freestanding steel supports with inclined tie rods. The interior roof consists of a mobile membrane sail that folds together above the pitch. The video cube with four screens giving optimal sightlines from all seats is also in the middle of the pitch. The top tier is accessed via twelve archshaped, single-flight staircases. The exterior façade consists of anodized expanded metal that provides another transparent envelope for the actual thermal shell of the interior areas and access steps. The stadium with its exterior façade in the national colors of Poland will stand out in the park as a landmark visible from afar.

Competition
2007, 1st Prize

Design
Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Markus Pfisterer

Project leaders
Markus Pfisterer, Martin Hakiel

Co-operation
gmp Architekten
with J.S.K Architekci Sp. z o.o.

Structural design roof and façade
schlaich bergermann und partner, Stuttgart – Knut Göppert with Knut Stockhusen and Lorenz Haspel

General contractors
Konsorcjum Alpine Bau Deutschland AG, Alpine Bau GmbH, Alpine Construction Polska Sp. z o.o., Hydrobudowa Polska S.A. i PBG S.A.

Services engineering
HTW, Hetzel, Tor-Westen + Partners, Biuro Projektów “DOMAR”

Lighting design
Lichtvision Berlin, Dr. Karsten Ehling, Dr. Thomas Müller

Wayfinding system
Wangler & Abele, Munich

Client
Narodowe Centrum Sportu Sp. z o.o.

Roof surface area
69,000 m2 total, 10,000 m2

Retractable Seats
55,000

VIP seats
2,600

Construction period
2008–2011

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