A rather unknown Polish city was subject of Designers' Confrontation 3, competition launched at our domestic message board. Now you can see three of 8 works that we found standing out and worth presenting further.
Winning bid by Mateusz Grzelkiewicz seems the most sustainable stadium proposed for Jastrzębie-Zdrój, who haven't got a club in any of top leagues in Poland, but some football traditions. Capacity stands at 8,900 seats, but may be increased significantly, to some 12,000, by filling in corners and expanding the smallest northern stand.
Expansion was also planned by Ivo Goliszewski whose 7,368-seater may double its capacity if needed, however not without raising the roof to create required space. The venue is covered with light membrane with two levels of translucence, installed over a light steel frame.
And finally the vision by Mateusz Cegielski is a variation on Forsyth Barr Stadium in New Zeland's Dunedin. With fixed roof over the stands and pitch it provides complete cover from the elements and yet attempts to allow sufficient ventilation of the ground. Location on the plot also aims in gaining as much sunlight as possible for this 8,136-seaters pitch.