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ZHA’s design will be the world’s first all wood football stadium

Zaha Hadid’s Stadium In The Pipeline

Zaha Hadid Architects’ all-wood stadium gets planning permission in Gloucestershire, England.

ZHA’s design will be the world’s first all wood football stadium

In 2016, Zaha Hadid Architects revealed her and Patrik Schumacher deigns for a football stadium to be made entirely out of timber. Now, three years later, the epic project has been given the proverbial thumbs-up, to be constructed in Gloucestershire, England as the heart of an ‘Eco park’ development – a suggested 100 acre sports and green technology business park. Ironically it will be the new home of English football club Forest Green Rovers, besides bringing in new facilities to the local community.

The stadium will be the new home of English football club Forest Green Rovers

The place will also supply room for the continued expansion of energy company Ecotricity, whose founder Dale Vince is also the chairman of Forest Green Rovers. The plans also incorporate the development of a nature reserve and a public transport hub. Using low carbon construction methods and operational processes, ZHA’s design will be the world’s first all wood football stadium – with almost every element made of sustainably sourced timber. She chose laminated timber as a building material, as it is highly durable, safe and recyclable.

As its ‘bon mot’ the building intends to be carbon neutral or even carbon negative

With the team’s community and supporters at its centre, fans will be as close as five meters from the pitch. A continuous spectator bowl will add to the match-day ambience, while the stadium’s design has also taken into consideration the club’s future growth, with the potential for adding 5,000 more seats.

As its ‘bon mot’ the building intends to be carbon neutral or even carbon negative, with the equipping of on-site renewable energy generation – validating that sustainable architecture can be dynamic and beautiful.

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