Estadio El Sadar (III)

Capacity25 048
Country Spain
CityPamplona
ClubsCA Osasuna
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
Cost€ 16 mln
Construction?
Design OFS Architects
Engineer FS Estructuras, VDR

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Description: Estadio El Sadar (III)

OFC Architects from Gran Canaria are signed under the project named “Muro Rojo” (Red Wall). Instead of a structural solution, the name is associated – as you may have guessed – with the atmosphere generated by supporters. The goal was to create a very atmospheric and imposing stadium, one that would intimidate opposition players.

Means of reaching the goal are indeed interesting. The more conventional one is the inclusion of 1,300 rail seats (de facto standing terrace) for the home support. The more impressive one is the addition of a new C-shaped upper tier on three sides. Not only does it enclose the seating bowl, it's also overhanging significantly and has a rake of 40º, making it one of the steepest among new stadia.

Thanks to the vertical expansion, the stadium will have an almost uniform height instead of current domination of the south side. Thie encourages a brand new outer form, which in turn was divided into two distinct shapes. The lower plinth is created with concrete and covered by perforated mesh, while the opaque upper form, more slender and lightweight, should be clad entirely with corrugated metal sheet.

The design created very significant amount of floor space for mixed use. On ground level there's over 1,400 m2 for commercial uses, while provision of further 3,300 m2 on first level makes this proposal stand out among other contenders.

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