Eco Park (I)
|Forest Green Rovers
|Design awaiting implementation
|Zaha Hadid Architects
Eco Park (I) – design description
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: Rovers are closer to starting work on new home
Green energy company, Ecotricity, has submitted revised plans for a new stadium of Forest Green Rovers. This was a must as previous proposals had been challenged due to concerns about noise levels, traffic jams and the impact on the landscape.
England: EFL back wooden stadium in Forest Green
The England Football League have officially approved Forest Green's plans to relocate to a new eco-friendly stadium, most of which will be made of wood. This is an important step towards finalizing the stadium design.
England: Forest Green Rovers closer to new stadium once more
Proceedings are dragging on forever but there is progress at the end of the day. The long-awaited planning permission has been signed and is valid, now detailed design work is ongoing for what is advertised as the world's most sustainable stadium.
England: Forest Green Rovers pushing forward
After three long months of waiting Forest Green Rovers now know: their planning approval will not be called in for review. This means the club can proceed with final design.
England: Hadid's green stadium approved
It's expected to be a showcase of how green investors can go. The new Forest Green Rovers stadium finally received its planning permission last night and might go under construction in 2020.
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.