|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||€ 140 mln|
|Construction||2021 - 2026|
Stádio Toumba – design description
Initially, the construction of a stadium with a capacity of 41,926 seats was considered, which was a symbolic figure and referred to the "Gate No. 4", the famous ultras group of PAOK. 1926 is a reference to the year the club was founded. Later, the club's management reduced their plans to 33,500 seats, which reflects the real needs of the club.
The colours of the stadium will be dominated by PAOK colours, i.e. white and black. From a distance, the venue's roof is to resemble eagle's wings. It is possible thanks to the three-dimensional effect. Then the roof flows smoothly into the facade, which is surrounded by vertical circulation routes. The stadium is to have four access points and a different height of the stands. There will also be 1,000 parking spaces. The venue is to have 3 levels of aboveground floor space and one under the ground, largely intended for parking lots and technical rooms.
The architects have used the latest parametric technology to create an exterior facade that has two layers. The structure has been designed to enable the use of photovoltaic panels, thanks to which the stadium complex will be able to use solar energy to a large extent.
In addition, the arena will include cafes, restaurants, a museum, and maybe even cinemas and a shopping mall. The stadium will be located near the Papafi underground station, which is scheduled to open in 2023.
Greece: PAOK FC have chosen their new stadium designer
The iconic Greek club has decided that their new stadium will be designed by acclaimed architectural studio Populous. The firm specialises in sports facilities and has a number of successful projects in its portfolio. PAOK commissioned the architects to prepare the concept after securing government funding guarantees.