Al Maktoum Stadium
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Clubs||Al Nasr Club|
|Construction||10/2017 - 2019|
Al Maktoum Stadium – design description
Reconstruction of the Al Nasr SC stadium in Oud Metha, one of the most central throughout Dubai, is carried out as part of preparations to host the 2019 Asian Cup. During this project three stands have been demolished. Initially built as an oval, the stadium is to become a proper, football-specific rectangle.
Only the old main stand built back in 1995 would be retain, although expanded and reconfigured. Initial plan suggested only a modest canopy on top, while the final one is much more impressive, creating a dominant west side. With new layout the matchday capacity is expected to grow noticably, to some 15,000.
Designed by OBE Architects, the stadium is expected to become 'European' with the creation of fully covered auditorium and illuminated outer wrap. Very similar to the one in Uyo, Nigeria, the cladding would be made out of translucent diamond-shaped panels. By day they would be white, by night turning turquoise and this way completing the club's blue and white colours.