|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||£ 110 mln|
|Design||Populous, Consarc Design Group|
|Address||88-104 Andersonstown Road, Belfast BT11 9AN, United Kingdom|
Description: Casement Park
Casement Park, Northern Ireland’s national stadium for Gaelic sports, received governmental funding from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure in late 2013, totaling at £76 million.
This grant allowed for the implementation of the concept by Populous. It was a very challenging project, because Casement Park is surrounded with low-rise housing on three sides. That makes building anything high virtually impossible without denying someone access to sunlight, which is guaranteed by British law.
This is why the peak height was moved far from the housing, two steel arches dominating the skyline will be located almost over the field of play. Upper tiers will be covered with highly translucent materials not to be too overwhelming, while only two lowest floors of the stadium will have a more conventional architecture. Commercial, office and community space (the latter up to 2,000 sqm) will be spread horizontally across the plot, reaching the street entrance gates.
Belfast: Years go by, Casement Park still waiting
It's been a decade, to the week, since Casement Park redevelopment is on the agenda. And yet no stone has been turned on site and uncertainty still surrounds the project. It has already seen budget increase of some 40% and it's unclear who could would pay for the hike.