Ashgabat Stadium, Turkmenistan

A 48,000 capacity stadium that forms part of the new Ashgabat Olympic Complex, originally conceived for the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG). The stadium - topped by the country's national horse emblem - was used for the opening and closing ceremonies and in the future will be used as an international standard multisport venue and music arena. Our brief was to transform a given outline sketch into the detailed design for a new stadium to IAAF standards which at the same time was FIFA compliant for internationals. Sports Architecture, AFL Architects; Delivery Architects, Arup; Building Engineering, Arup; Contractor, Polimeks. Image credit: 2017 © Polimeks and ©