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gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner | Lia Manoliu Stadium

Architecture gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner | Lia Manoliu Stadium

gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner | Lia Manoliu StadiumThe Lia Manoliu Stadium is the largest sports venue in Romania, with a high national identification value. The new structure as a purely football stadium on this tradition-rich spot will have seating for 55,000 spectators, fulfilling the requirements of a contempo-rary sports venue and meeting UEFA recommendations.

gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner | Lia Manoliu Stadium

© Marcus Bredt

gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner | Lia Manoliu Stadium

© Marcus Bredt

The new roofed soccer arena takes up the existing structure of the earthen ramp and, together with the reinforced concrete structure of the upper tier and the steel roof structure, creates the structural center of the historic sports park. The broad flights of steps following the relief of the earthen bank guide large crowds of spectators, and enter into a spatial dialogue with the existing park landscape. The permanent roof covering all the seating and the mobile pitch roof displays a wheel-and-spokes design with an outer pressure ring and a pre-stressed cable structure, which follow the elliptical structure of the upper tier.

gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner | Lia Manoliu Stadium

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Location: Bucharest, Romania
Architect: gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Design: Volkwin Marg und and Christian Hoffmann, 2007
Project leader: Franz Lensing
Staff (design): Sarah Coenes, Sebastian Möller, Marek Nowak, Christoph Salentin
Staff (execution): Sarah Coenes, Michael Haase, Flori Jackowski, Monika Kaesler, Olaf Peters, Tobias Bley, Katja Mezger, Marie Merkelbach
Cooperation with: University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”, Bucharest
Structural concept and design: roof schlaich bergermann und partner – Knut Göppert mit with Roman Kemmler
Structural engineering: Krebs und Kiefer
Technical equipment: iproplan
General contractor: Max Bögl/Astaldi
Client: Stadt Bukarest City of Bucharest
Construction period: 2008–2010
Tiers: 2
Seats: 55.000
VIP boxes: 40
Business seats: 3.500
Places for wheelchair users: 135
Places for press: 50
Length of the stadium: 240 m
Width of the stadium: 200 m
Height of the stadium: 50 m
Photos: Marcus Bredt
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