National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland

gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects as Architects

In 2012, Poland and Ukraine will be hosting the UEFA European Football Championship. For the occasion, a new national stadium will be built in Warsaw on the existing but crumbling rubble-built Dziesieciolecia Stadium abandoned for sports uses in 1988. The stadium is in Skaryszewski Park east of the city center on the bank of the Vistula, and will form the heart of a new sports park. The construction of the stadium is divided systematically into two. The stand consists of prefabricated concrete parts. Above this is a steel wire net roof with a textile membrane hung on freestanding steel supports with inclined tie rods. The interior roof consists of a mobile membrane sail that folds together above the pitch. The video cube with four screens giving optimal sightlines from all seats is also in the middle of the pitch. The top tier is accessed via twelve archshaped, single-flight staircases. The exterior façade consists of anodized expanded metal that provides another transparent envelope for the actual thermal shell of the interior areas and access steps. The stadium with its exterior façade in the national colors of Poland will stand out in the park as a landmark visible from afar.


Competition: 2007 – 1st prize Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Markus Pfisterer Project leaders: Markus Pfisterer, Martin Hakiel Project leader, roof: Martin Glass Cooperation with J.S.K. Architekci Sp. z o.o. and schlaich bergermann und partner Structural concept and design roof: schlaich bergermann und partner – Knut Göppert with Knut Stockhusen and Lorenz Haspel Technical equipment: HTW, Hetzel, Tor-Westen + Partner, Biuro Projektów „DOMAR“ Landscape design RAK, Architectura Krajobrazu, Warsaw General contractor: Konsorcjum ALPINE BAU DEUTSCHLAND AG, ALPINE BAU GmbH, ALPINE Construction Polska Sp. z o.o., HYDROBUDOWA POLSKA S.A. i PBG S.A Client: Narodowe Centrum Sportu Sp. z o.o. Seats: 55,000 Construction period: 2008–2011

National Stadium Warsaw

schlaich bergermann partner as Engineers

The new stadium necessary for the UEFA Football European Championship 2012 was carefully developed to be inserted into the existing stadium bank in Warsaw. The secondary supported membrane is held by radial cables based on the spoke-and-wheel concept. The compression ring consists of a thick-walled round hollow steel profile, which is supported by vertical steel columns. Radiating from the compression ring to the connection points of the upper radial cables are diagonal compression rods. The tension rods of the outer façade simultaneously serve to keep the horizontal cable forces in balance. The main roof spans across the entire tribune, while the inner roof was designed as an operable roof. The operable inner roof can be stored in the central membrane-garage, located at the flying mast above the middle of the playing field.

PGE Narodowy (National Stadium) in Warsaw

Piotr Krajewski - Architectural Photography as Photographers

A complete photo shoot of the National Stadium (PGE Narodowy) in Warsaw Information on the possibilities of use the photographs: info@pkrajewski.pl or +48 / 606463444

Narodowy Football Stadium

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