The New Bursa Stadium architecture was designed for the TURKEY BID UEFA EURO 2016. The stadium concept was prepared by the expert planning team of stadiumconcept – professionally supported by the structural engineers of schlaich bergermann and partners.
The so called ‘Hexagon Park’ Bursa for the European UEFA Championship 2016 was planned as an integral part of the traditional Culture Park in the heart of Bursa. The new pitch is located almost at the same spot as the current venue with sufficient space around for easy and safe circulation. Due to the existing site, the lower tier of the stadium is imbedded into the topographic slope – the visible height of the stadium is reduced according to the park trees around. The 33.000-seater and its concourses with its cafes and restaurants are fully covered by a roof structure of hexagons, which generates a smooth athmosphere of filtered daylight. Created as a ‘Living Stadium’ an open and friendly character of the stadium building structures are combined with an all-day use of recreation accommodations around.
The hexagonal roof design is derived from arabesques of islamic iconography – hexagonal mosaics can be found also in the green mosque in Bursa. The transformation into a significant architectural structure is the basic idea for the Hexagon Park Stadium as well as the seamless transition from the stadium roof into the tree covered park area makes the stadium naturally situated. The Hexagon Park Bursa represents not only a stadium – it is an unique icon of the Bursa region which performs at the same time an atmospheric meeting point for all citizens. The UEFA requirements-accordant VIP-, sponsor hospitality- and media areas are situated vis á vis to the Culture park under the west tier. A multifunctional use for concerts and social events is designated as well as the multiple use of restaurants, cafes and kiosks around.
The compact design of the main stand building, the shadowed areas (reducing air condition and ventilation power) combined with natural daylighting by semi-translucent roof cover, the use of grey water (means ~50% reduction of potable water consumption), permanent local gas cogeneration (usually 30 % more energy efficiency than the general power grid) and roof integrated solar panels not only reduce the fossile energy consumption of the stadium but also it gives the chance to supply the city with left-over power. According to the building sustainability long-life recycable materials with minimized production energy input (such as steel, glass, wood) are applied for construction, facades and interieurs.
The stadium and the surrounding park are well connected with the public transport system by metro, tram and bus stations aside. The city centre is just a minutes-walk away. The New Bursa Stadium architecture marks a sustainable development of a city sports venue – with its all-day use it is a trend-setting and social life integrating concept of a stadium inside an urban conglomeration. Unfortunately the UEFA EURO 2016 takes place in France.
Architects: stadiumconcept Location: Bursa City, Turkey Principal & Designer: Peter Knoebel Collaborators: Dawid Waloszek Structural engineer: sbp, schlaich bergermann and partners Project Management: arenaCom Client: Turkish Football Federation Project area: 65,000 sqm Capacity: 33,000 seats Project year: 2010 Visualizations: Alexander Schmitz