Gdansk Arena

Gdansk Arena

Gdansk, Poland
Bayer
Architects: RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky, in cooperation with RKW Polska and HPP Hentrich Petschnigg & Partner
Structural Planning: B+G Ingenieure Bollinger and Grohmann
The stadium was built for the 2012 European Football Championships in Poland. It is oriented towards two local typologies: Its shape and colour emulate the locally found amber. The architecture seems smoothed and rounded from water, sand and wind. A roof made of polycarbonate lends transparency, lightness and amber luminosity to the façade.
The second aspect reflects the local shipbuilding industry as an important cultural site for modern Poland as well as the Solidarnosc movement. Consequently, the filigree supporting structure of the arena is reminiscent of a ship‘s hull with its ribs and planking.

  • Date: 08 Dec, 2015
  • Category: INNOVATION
  • Client: Bayer