Jože Plečnik Stadium by gmp Architekten

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Project: Jože Plečnik Stadium
International competition 2009 – 1st prize
Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Markus Pfisterer
Partner: Hubert Nienhoff
Project leader: Markus Pfisterer
Project manager: Jochen Köhn
Design team: Martin Hakiel, Nikolai Reich, Fariborz Rahimi-Nadjat, Ruth Gould, Sonja Taborda, Claudio Aceituno Husch, Florian Schwarthoff
Client: BSP Bezigrajski Sportni Park
Gross floor area: ca. 200,000 m²

The international competition for the renovation of the Jože Plečnik Stadium in Slovenia has been won by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners of Berlin.The stadium will be renovated in keeping with its status as a historic monument and converted into an up-to-date multi-functional facility. Among modernization measures proposed are a new tier for a total of 12,000 spectators, 60 VIP boxes and a new roof. The historic “Glorieta” will be clear of the roof, so that the listed historic architecture of Jože Plečnik (who designed the Slovene National Library, 1941, etc.) will form the central feature of the stadium.
Additional indoor sport and entertainment functions plus over 2,000 parking places will be accommodated beneath the terraces and pitch. Adjoining buildings include a 72m (236 ft) high-rise hotel building and eight five-storey point-blocks for office use.