The Kiev stadium was a prestressed concrete building constructed in 1923 and renovated repeatedly since then.
The architects of gmp built new stands in place of the plinth structure built in 1948 and redesigned the areas reserved for the players, VIP guests and the press. Radical reconstruction was required to upgrade the facility to meet today?s safety requirements.
The existing structure was covered with a new metal one supporting the new membrane structure of the roof and the glass facade, which is lit up at night to make the stadium a landmark in the Kiev cityscape.
Design: gmp Architects
Images: Marcus Bredt, gmp Architects (drawings)
Location: Kiev, Ukraine