Stadion Miejski w Olsztynie
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||107 mln zł|
|Construction||2017 - ?|
Stadion Miejski w Olsztynie – design description
Simplicity, lightness and elegance – these characteristics will define the new stadium in Olsztyn, northern Poland, along the winning concept by PIG Architekci. The venue will be enveloped in a rectangular outer form. Covered with light and translucent material, the shape will reveal steel framing inside, mimicking the shape of traditional “Prussian walls” typical in the region. At the same time use of translucent material will allow illuminating the entire shape from inside with various colours.
Along competition rules, the stadium will hold 12,000 people with room to expand if needed (adding further upper rows behind 19 already planned). Infrastructural regulations of UEFA Category III should be met, with vast majority of facilities located traditionally in the western grandstand.
The ground will have room for 320 VIP seats (6 skyboxes), 70 members of the press and 60 disabled supporters. Locations for wheelchairs will spread throughout the stadium, including the away section of 669 seats.
With height of 17 meters (56 feet), the stadium won’t be too imposing on the landscape, which by the way is somewhat challenging. Land height on the west side is significantly lower than on the east. In simple terms: ground level in the western stand is below row 1.
Poland: Will there be money to renovate the stadium of a famous club?
Fans have been waiting for a new facility for years. The arena on Piłsudskiego Street is in a terrible state and urgently needs renovation. However, there is not enough funds. The city authorities have already taken the first steps to raise it.