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stadiumconcept and IAA architecten Create Stadium with Tractor Valve Columns

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 + 6

stadiumconcept and IAA architecten Create Stadium with Tractor Valve Columns, Exterior View. Image © stadiumconcept with IAA architecten
Exterior View. Image © stadiumconcept with IAA architecten

In order to comply with height regulations, the stadium floor is embedded into the ground, with circular glazed skylights covering the stands. These skylights mimic the shape and clustered nature of the “valve” column capitals.  The stadium floor itself, in keeping with the multifunctional program of the building, can be used to host events such as concerts with little difficulty.

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

The stadium’s green roof plays a significant role in the function of the building. Located on the tops of the circular column capitals, the vegetated roof would help the stadium blend in with the surrounding parkland, as well as collecting rainwater.  This would minimize runoff from the building site. In addition to the roof, the materials used in the construction of the stadium are all classified as sustainable.

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

As a hub for the city, the stadium will be in close proximity to both metro and bus stations, and will be accessible on foot from the city center.

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Cite: Connor Walker. "stadiumconcept and IAA architecten Create Stadium with Tractor Valve Columns" 31 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/532791/iaa-architecten-creates-stadium-with-tractor-valve-columns/> ISSN 0719-8884
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