Football Stadium and Multipurpose Sports Hall Stožice

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010

Type
leisure and sport

Source
international open competition 1997, 1st prize

Client
Grep d.o.o., Ljubljana

Address/Site
Ljubljana

Site area
182.600 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), 134.247 m2 (underground parking garage), 91.600 m2 (shopping), 122.973 m2 (park)

Storeys

3 underground + gf + roof strucutre (stadium), 2 underground + gf + 3 storeys + roof structure (arena), 3 underground + gf (shopping and parking)

Program
football stadium, multi-purpose arena

Structure
reinforced concrete with prefab elements and steel structure for arena, roof glass, facade panels

Architect
SADAR+VUGA (Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Goran Golubič, Miha Čebulj, Nataša Mrkonjić, Vanja Bazdulj, Bine Tekavec, Aleksandra Rakinić, Samuel Gnatovich, Nivia Pimentel, Ognen Arsov, Tea Fabian, Sven Kalim, Tina Hočevar, Adrian Petrucelli, Jonathan Podboršek, Jure Hrovat, Ana Kreč, Petra Sajovic, Maja Žust, Adam Natkaniec, Milena Zindović, Primož Bertoncelj)
Landscape: AKKA (Ana Kučan, Luka Javornik)
Structural engineer: Elea iC, Atelier One – London, Gradis, Consultant: KSS – London

Photos
Barbara Jakše Jeršič, Blaž Budja, Miro Majcen, Ognen Arsov, Žiga Čebašek, David Lotrič, Hisao Suzuki

The Sports Park Stožice is a hybrid project. Its implementation is the result of the public-private partnership between the City of Ljubljana and the Grep development company. 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 dif ferent interests and generation both during the daytime and in the evenings.

The football stadium for 16,000 spectators is laid out under the plateau of the park. As a struc ture, 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 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.