Ataturk Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey

Created as part of AFL's production of Turkey’s UEFA Euro 2024 bid, Ataturk Stadium will symbolise the new home of Turkish football. At gross capacity of 92,000, the new design brings crowds closer to the game, improving the layout of the original Olympic Stadium.

The stadium incorporates a 360-video wall around the seating bowl. Enveloping all of this is a white GRC exoskeleton with wind capture technology, allowing the stadium to generate energy from the windy hilltop site. The design of the cladding takes inspiration from historic Turkish hats and artwork, reflecting the layered history of the region and a continued legacy for the founder of the Republic of Turkey - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Friday, April 27, 2018