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stadiumconcept and IAA architecten Create Stadium with Tractor Valve Columns

Exterior View. Image © stadiumconcept with IAA architecten
Exterior View. Image © stadiumconcept with IAA architecten

Designed to seat 33,000 people, stadiumconcept and IAA architecten’s proposal for Minsk’s newest football stadium has a unique and allusive form. The column-like supports of the stadium roof resemble tractor valves, a reference to Minsk’s booming tractor fabrication industry. These tapering columns provide a signature identity for a building that, in addition to being a stadium, will serve the city as a shopping and business center.

Exterior View. Image © stadiumconcept with IAA architecten Night View. Image © stadiumconcept with IAA architecten Interior View. Image © stadiumconcept with IAA architecten Roof Plan. Image © stadiumconcept with IAA architecten

Borisov Football Stadium / OFIS Architects

  • Architects: OFIS Architects
  • Location: Barysaw, Belarus
  • Architects in Charge: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik
  • Project Team: Rok Gerbec, Janez Martincic, Andrej Gregoric, Konstantine Bogoslavsky, Janja Del Linz, Katja Aljaz, Ana Kosi, Ieva Cicenaite, Grzegorz Ostrowski, Filip Knapczyk, Sergio Silva Santos, Lorna jackson, Patrycja Majewska, Rita Dolmany, Dusan Chobor
  • Area: 6108.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of OFIS Architects, Rok Gerbec

© Rok Gerbec © Rok Gerbec Courtesy of OFIS Architects Courtesy of OFIS Architects

In Progress: FC Bate Borisov Football Stadium / OFIS

  • Architects: OFIS
  • Location: Borisov, Belarus
  • Architects in Charge: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik
  • Project Team: Rok Gerbec, Janez Martincic, Konstantine Bogoslavsky, Janja Del Linz, Andrej Gregoric, Katja Aljaz, Ana Kosi, Ieva Cicenaite, Grzegorz Ostrowski, Filip Knapczyk
  • Area: 3628.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of OFIS

Courtesy of OFIS Courtesy of OFIS Model Model

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

© Pedro Moura Pinheiro / http://pedromourapinheiro.com/index.php?s=1
© Pedro Moura Pinheiro / http://pedromourapinheiro.com/index.php?s=1

To visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, a 30-kilometer ring that surrounds the Chernobyl nuclear plant, is a haunting, sobering experience. Located north of Kiev, on the border between the Ukraine and Belarus, Chernobyl is the site of the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history. The disaster occurred in 1986, and since then the power plant and Exclusion Zone surrounding it have been off-limits for human inhabitants. But earlier this year, Ukraine opened the Exclusion Zone to tourists, highlighting the interest in this area and the possibilities it provides for rebuilding. More on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone after the break.

Video: Football Stadium FC Bate Borisov / OFIS arhitekti

Our friends from OFIS arhitekti shared with us a video they made for the Football Stadium for FC Bate Borisov of Belarus. The opening is planned for 2012, and will host 13,000 seats. Amazing work!

Football Stadium FC Bate Borisov / OFIS arhitekti

Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti

Slovenia-based OFIS arhitekti shared with us their football stadium for FC Bate Borisov, of Belarus. Construction is expected to begin next year. More images and architect’s description after the break.

OFIS arhitekti need local offices in Belarus and Russia

Slovenia-based OFIS arhitekti (see their projects here) are looking for a local office around Minsk, Belarus and Sochi, Russia to work with two sports projects (a football stadium and a building for Winter Olympics). If you’re interested in working with OFIS arhitekti please send a mail to ofis@ofis.si.