Mohammed Bin Rashid Stadium
|United Arab Emirates
|Design awaiting implementation
|AED 3 bn / mld
|Perkins + Will
Mohammed Bin Rashid Stadium – design description
The concept of a brand new football stadium in Dubai foresees the creation of a first ever stadium hanging 18 meters above ground, based on a system of pillars supporting a hemispheric bowl in place. Spectators will be able to enter the building via 8 staircase towers and additional escalators and elevators.
Thanks to the idea of stadium being lifted, tourists and residents will be able to walk directly under the field, through a vast public plaza stretching into a recreational park beyond the stadium. This wide avenue will become the main axis of the planned complex.
Outer cladding should be perforated and lightweight, just like the proposed roof, which will be completely invisible from pedestrian perspective. Inside, fans will enjoy illumination of the roof membrane, aiding the atmosphere. Still, with excessive corporate zones (1,642 VIP seats and 8,941 business ones) atmosphere might become an issue in the end.
Outside the building fans will choose between a concrete plinth with additional sports facilities on the surface and commercial spaces underneath. This is also where a 1,500 m2 museum will be houses, as well as 5,000 parking spaces.