Eco Park (I)
|Clubs||Forest Green Rovers|
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Design||Zaha Hadid Architects|
Description: Eco Park (I)
The vision by Zaha Hadid Architects envisages a stadium with continuous ring of seating under a dynamic wooden roof. Reaching beyond the stands on both ends, the roof covers majority of the spectators.
This concept is one of two finalists of the international design competition by Forest Green Rovers FC. The aim is to compose a vast sports-leisure complex at M5 motorway’s Junction 13. The complex will cover 100 acres (40 hectares) and apart from the main stadium should provide 5 training fields (3 full-sized, 1 covered and 1 with running track). The location is some 6 miles (9km) away from Forest Green Rovers’ current stadium, The New Lawn.
Main emphasis was put on ecology and sustainability, thus the large number of entries (50), of which 9 were shortlisted and 2 reached the final.
England: Forest Green Rovers with revived stadium hope
The project seemed effectively dead in June but now there are two separate opportunities to bring it back to life. The council may approve it in mid-December and if not, planning inspector may reinstate the scheme.
England: Council vote shoots down Eco Park
Against their own planning officials, Stroud District councillors voted to reject the proposed Eco Park stadium last night. Forest Green Rovers are disappointed and might not pursue the project further.
England: Wooden stadium a step from fruition
It took quite some time and forced major changes in the project, but finally the planning officers have approved Forest Green Rovers' new stadium. It's recommended for approval by council, vote should take place next week.
England: See the business part of Forest Green Rovers plan
Founder of Ecotricity Dale Vince has yesterday unveiled bold new designs for the proposed Eco Park and a so called 'Gateway to Stroud'. A StroudNewsandJournal.co.uk report.
England: Zaha Hadid to build brilliant wooden stadium
Forest Green Rovers announced Zaha Hadid Architects winners of their international design competition. Organic wooden building could set new standards of sustainability.
New stadium: Ecologic like cow manure
It’s not a joke, excrements are a piece of this story and an innovation of sort, like many introduced by Forest Green Rovers. Their new stadium will be unique, regardless which of the two finalists will design it.