Stadion Polonii Warszawa

Capacity15 500
Country Poland
CityWarsaw
ClubsPolonia
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
CostPLN 399.9 mln
Construction?
Design JSK Architekci

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Description: Stadion Polonii Warszawa

The winning bid for Polonia Warszawa's sports complex was created by domestic powerhouse JSK Architects. In order to respect spatial and historical constraints (western facade and plaza are listed as monuments) the complex offers symmetry: indoor arena (1,200 seats) and anciliary sporting facilities are almost indentical in volume, placed on each side of the plaza.

Both buildings mimic the stadium in terms of architecture, with slender columns providing rhythm to all three of them, even if slightly varying in terms of scale. The two smaller buildings will rise to reach 16 meters, while the stadium itself peaks at 19, allowing for the roof and columns to set a symbolic frame of the monument-listed western facade, not imitating its architecture, rather supplementing it.

Due to the historical facade limiting amoung of space dedicated to the main stand, some facilities were moved to a purpose-created building behind the south stand, within the stadium's volume. It will house Polonia Warszawa offices and training facilities, club museum and commercial spaces, as well as conference centre overlooking the field.

With colonnade instead of opaque outer cladding, the stadium offers shaded, airy promenade for fans, connecting to existing park in the east. Structural barriers are limited to the necessary minimum, making the entirety very accessible.

Continuous, single-tiered auditorium has 22 rows and should reach 15,500 people. This layout enables retaining traditional division of the stadium with away section in the north and sections for most vocal fans in the east.

The field would be left untouched, allowing constant use of the stadium throughout reconstruction. The south, east and north stands will be delivered first, then the old west stand with its roof will see their end, freeing up room for the last side of new auditorium.

Third and fourth phases will see the indoor arena and anciliary sporting facilities delivered, respectively. At the same time, during last three phases, a 3-level underground car park will be delivered, offering 775 places.

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