Videos

Watch construction progress on the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur FC has released its latest video chronicling progress on the club’s new London stadium.

Click image to view video

Watch pitch work underway at Wanda Metropolitano

Grounds teams prepare the surface at Wanda Metropolitano, the spectacular new home of Spanish soccer club Atlético de Madrid.

Click image to view video

Do naming rights deals for college stadia detract from the history and heritage of such venues?


Join our
LinkedIn Group


Web Exclusives

« back to listing

HOK and TAC Arquitectes to design new FC Barcelona Arena

The plan for a multisport venue – featuring a 10,000-seat arena, 2,000-seat auxiliary court and an ice rink – wins international design competition

 

International sports venue design firm HOK and Barcelona-based TAC Arquitectes have won a competition to design a new 10,000-seat arena for Spanish soccer club FC Barcelona. The New Palau Blaugrana is expected to open in time for the 2019/20 FC Barcelona Lassa basketball season and will replace the 7,500-seat Palau Blaugrana, which opened in 1971.

A jury including five members of the FC Barcelona sports club, three members of the Col∙legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (College of Architects of Catalonia) and one representative from Barcelona’s City Council was unanimous in selecting the HOK-TAC design from 19 responses to the architectural tender. The Espai Barça jury cited the scheme’s “remarkable innovation” and its “permeability, flexibility and personality.”

The New Palau Blaugrana will be built on the current site of the Mini Estadi, a 15,276-seat stadium located across from Camp Nou, home stadium of FC Barcelona. As part of a comprehensive redevelopment of the existing city center facilities at Mini Estadi, the highly flexible complex will comprise three areas that can operate independently: a 10,000-seat arena, an auxiliary court for 2,000 spectators and an ice rink.

“This site has tremendous potential,” said Daniel Hajjar, managing principal at HOK’s London office. “We look forward to working with the Barcelona City Council, the Barça technical teams, the residents of Barcelona and TAC Arquitectes to further develop and integrate our winning concept with the rest of the Espai Barça project and the city center.”

“Our design creates an organic building geometry that supports a seamless progression between the New Palau, the annex court, the ice rink and the FCB Escola academy training facilities,” added John Rhodes, a London-based director of HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice. “We’re excited about the benefits that this project will bring to FC Barcelona and to this cosmopolitan city.”

The design for the arena is flexible to accommodate different sporting events while meeting the requirements of Euroleague basketball. Seats are arranged close to the court, in a design that creates a dynamic atmosphere and a wave effect. Support facilities, including shared locker rooms and services for athletes using the main and auxiliary courts, will be located on the same level. Plans also include 18 VIP boxes and two sky bars overlooking the court.

February 12, 2016

Images: Courtesy of HOK and TAC Arquitectes

 

Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

One-on-one: Erleen Hatfield, partner, BuroHappold Engineering

Stadia speaks to BuroHappold Engineering’s Erleen Hatfield about the company’s role in the roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 
Click here to read more



One-on-one: Mike Compitello, director, global sports and entertainment technical services, IBM

Stadia speaks to the director of global sports and entertainment technical services about IBM’s part in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Click here to read more



One-on-one: David P Capezzuto, director of business development, Birdair

Stadia speaks to Birdair’s director of business development about the company’s part in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Click here to read more



One-on-one: Mark Williams, HKS

HKS’s director of sports and entertainment business development explains some of the thinking behind the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium project
Click here to read more



One-on-one: Alex Phi, lead designer, Gensler Sports

Gensler Sports’ lead designer discusses the safe-standing section at Banc of California Stadium, and how virtual and augmented reality has enhanced the design process
Click here to read more




Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the stadia community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to matt.ross@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email john.doherty@ukimediaevents.com

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightWe are building a list of leading suppliers covering all aspects of the stadia industry. Want to see your company included? Contact john.doherty@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

فروشگاه اینترنتی فروشگاه اینترنتی سیستم همکاری در فروش کانال تلگرام چت روم ماهواره آنلاین اندروید دانلود فیلم فروشگظ;ه اینترنتی