Arup Sport Dr. Pavel Hladik
Arup’s innovative design for the world-class 55,000-seat national stadium is a model for future sustainable stadium design. From the outset the design ambition was to create a sustainable, fully integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub, accessible to all.
The National Stadium will be one of the largest in the world. Clive Lewis, design leader for the project says, “We designed the stadium as an elegant dome spanning 312m – that’s close to four A380 airplanes parked wing to wing. Not only is it wide, the ultra-thin shell roof structure is also very efficient and uses minimum materials for construction.”