|Category||Design being implemented|
|Construction||2012 - ?|
|Design||GAU Arena (2012), Panigada Engineering (2013)|
Samawah Stadium – design description
One of South Iraq's most impressive new stadiums will be built in Samawah, though in fairness it won't stand in the city itself. It's planned along the highway no. 8 just south of the city.
Designed by renowned Italian office GAU Arena, the stadium uses several different inspirations in its architecture. Well-landscaped ground level and promenades leading to the stands are inspired by ancient Iraqi architecture, while the stadium bowl itself is a modern and dynamic form, mimicking the rose of Jericho.
Beneath the white outer skin a single tier of seating was planned, with the west side being significantly bigger than all remaining stands. Throughout the perimeter perforations are planned above the uppermost rows, ensuring natural ventilation of the shaded venue.
The stadium will be neighboured by a secondary athletic stadium and one training field. Interestingly, most of the parking places will be hidden on two levels beneath the stadium instead of around it.