Casement Park

Capacity38 000
Country Northern Ireland
CityBelfast
Clubs-
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
Cost£ 76 mln
Construction2014-2016
Design Populous, Consarc Design Group
Address 88-104 Andersonstown Road, Belfast BT11 9AN, United Kingdom

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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.

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