El futbol es lo más cercano a religión en estos días. Santificamos los domingos, se espera la llegada de nuevos mesías a os que se les refuta comparándolos con profetas pasados. Ofrecemos mandas, esperamos milagros y, por supuesto, se construyen templos para contener el fervor de los creyentes.
La línea de diseño sigue la idea radical de un estadio que nace de una arena hundida rodeada de gradas formadas del material excavado. Este cráter remodela el terreno existente
El Estadio tendrá una capacidad para 60,000
feligreces espectadores, pista de atletismo, centro acuático, villa residencial, la oficina central de la Comisión Federal Deportiva, entre otros. La construcción está agendada para el 2014.
Aquí más información por parte de LAVA:
New national stadium for football-loving Ethiopians
Football and athletics-loving Ethiopians will have a new FIFA and
Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium in Addis Ababa thanks to a
competition winning design combining local identity with new
LAVA, the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, and
Designsport collaborated with local Ethiopian firm JDAW to win
the international architecture competition for a national stadium and
sports village, held by the Federal Sport Commission, Ethiopia.
Chris Bosse, LAVA director, said: “We have gone back to the very
origin of stadium design with a sunken arena surrounded by
grandstands formed from excavated material. This man-made
crater is a clever remodelling of the existing terrain and generates
efficient spaces, optimises environmental performance, minimises
construction costs and integrates facilities within the existing
Addis architect Daniel Assefa and director of JDAW said: “The
design references Ethiopia’s world-famous excavated architecture –
centuries-old rock churches, dwellings and cisterns. We see the
sports city as a natural extension to this heritage, one that will draw
many more visitors to our beautiful country.”
The façade material that wraps the stadium is inspired by the
Massob, an Ethiopian communal serving basket made from woven
grass, whilst the shapes of the facade system appear as coffee
beans, the main source of income in Ethiopia. The roof of the
stadium, an intelligent membrane, appears like a cloud on the
horizon of the vast Ethiopian sky, a lightweight tensile structure
floating over the formed-earth landscape.
The masterplan includes the IOC-standard stadium for FIFA
matches, athletics events, concerts, religious and national festivals;
and a sports village comprising indoor and outdoor aquatic centres,
outdoor pitches, sports halls and arenas, dormitories and the
headquarters for the Federal Sport Commission. Hospitality, retail
and commercial zones will ensure that the precinct is vibrant
throughout the year.
Tectonic structures and movement are the underlying concept for
the masterplan. The breathtaking beauty of the surrounding Entoto
Hills is the backdrop to a design that responds to the volcanic
geology of the region. Gently undulating urban parkland follows the
lines of the crater and is conceived as a continuous spatial
experience strategically activated to balance movement, climate,
experience and efficiency. A central plaza forms the heart of the
project and a ridge connects all zones.
Giant solar powered umbrellas provide shade and shelter whilst
pedestrian activated light and water features appear as fissures in
the ground surface, providing way finding and creating animated art
Bosse, who was one of the lead architects of the Beijing Watercube
whilst at PTW architects, has again combined new technology with
traditional architectural principles. The façade patterns are digitally
created through parametric modelling and are built with local
CEO of Designsport Samantha Cotterell said: “We put together our
culturally diverse team to produce an innovative concept. We are
excited at the prospect of taking our expertise and translating it
through the cultural lens of Africa.”
“With sustainable design features, maximum flexibility and capacity,
and intelligent adaptability, the new facilities will make a valuable
contribution to the local people, the nation and its culture,
enhancing Ethiopia’s sporting profile and generating revenue,”
added Cultural Consultant and Architect, John Shenton.
LAVA’s German directors, Alexander Rieck and Tobias Wallisser
said: “Coming from a football nation ourselves we are thrilled that
LAVA can contribute to this African nation’s joy in the global sport.”
The construction of the stadium is expected to commence in 2014.
PROJECT: National Stadium and Sports Village
CLIENT: The Federal Sports Commission of Ethiopia
LOCATION: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
SIZE: 60 Hectares
PROGRAM: 60,000 seat stadium; athletics track; aquatic centre;
residential village; headquarters, Federal Sport Commission; and
sports halls and arenas.
STATUS: Competition Winner June 2012.
ARCHITECTURE AND MASTERPLANNING:
LAVA LABORATORY FOR VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE:
Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck
with Jarrod Lamshed, Angelo Ungarelli, Vivienne Ni, Paul Bart,
Giulia Conti, Alessandra Moschella, Teresa Goyarrola, Manuel
Caicoya, Guido Rivai.
SPORTSDESIGN (architecture and masterplanning):
DESIGNSPORT: Samantha Cotterell, Basil Kalaitzis, Irene Roccia.
LOCAL ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS:
JDAW Architects: Daniel Assefa and team
TECHNICAL AND CULTURAL COORDINATION:
John Shenton, Architect, Urbanist