For the last year architects have been working on a way to revive Hutnik Warszawa's stadium and training facilities, among the most dilapitated in the entire capital of Poland.
As Poland is moving towards local election later in October, renders and promises of new stadiums are popping up across the country, as is tradition during campaigns. However in this case that's not what's going on. Work on the stadium's design was launched in mid-2017 and the outcome, by PIG Architekci, is now ready.
Overgrown by bushes and trees, the underinvested stadium of Warsaw's Hutnik is set for revival, expected to become one of the best sports complexes in the Polish capital. During the first phase, main stadium and team offices should be built, valued at PLN 16 million.
The stadium will lose its oval shape and running track in order to create a more compact, football-specific stadium for 1,200 people (two grandstands of 600 covered seats) with room for further expansion in the future. The simple venue will be kept, just as the main administration building next to it, in the orange and black colours of Hutnik.
Beside the main stadium two full-size training fields are planned, one with natural and one with synthetic turf. Both would be ready for weather-proofing by pneumatic domes.
With documentation complete, construction is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2019, following the construction tender. From that point the complex will be ready within 2 years.