gmp designs krasnodar fc stadium in russia with an archetypal form and a 360-degree screen

gmp designs krasnodar fc stadium in russia with an archetypal form and a 360-degree screen

gmp architects designs the stadium of FC krasnodar, a football club in russia’s top league,with fluted pilasters of almost white roman travertine arranged in a regular pattern, and a shape that references the form of ancient amphitheaters. the stadium stands on a plinth next to the club’s football academy in a generous park landscape, which is also designed by gmp, and has the capacity of 33,000 spectators.

view from the park towards the stadium
all photos © marcus bredt



architects von gerkan, marg and partners (gmp) have combined the archetypal form of the facade and bowl with a lightweight and highly efficient ring cable roof structure, resulting in a contrasting design and a charged atmosphere of the football arena with the help of its state-of-the-art media technology. the stadium features the world’s first 360-degree screen of its kind with a 4,700 sq-meter, high-resolution video screen that enables a new quality of medial presentation of football events, from the players’ arrival on the pitch to goal celebrations and the final whistle. the roof’s two-layer covering membrane consists of PTFE-coated glass-fiber mesh, creating a three-dimensional shape that integrates technical services such as floodlighting, and heating for the spectator stands. the design has been adapted by the firm’s russian partners in nizhny novgorod, volgograd and samara with various deviations in terms of size, construction, and spatial effects, however gmp’s design for the geometry of the grandstand bowls was implemented unchanged in all three projects.

south facade at night

west facade at night

view from plinth on the facade

view from the colonnade over the city

view into the stadium interior

view of the grandstand

detail 360 degree LED screen

site plan
all drawings by gmp architekten

floor plan level 02

longitudinal section




project info:



design: volkwin marg and hubert nienhoff with igor markov and sergej galitsky

russian adaptation: JSC SPeeCH, moscow

project leader execution: igor markov

project leader roof: martin glass

structural concept and design – roof: schlaich bergermann partner sbp gmbh, stuttgart

structural concept and design – facade and bowl: esta construction co ltd, krasnodar

general contractor: esta construction co ltd

lightning design concept: licht, traunreut; esta construction co ltd; philips, hamburg

media technics: alpha led manchester; edelweiß audio ltd, moscow; esta construction ltd

seats: 33,000



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