konya city stadium by bahadir kul features faceted façade
all images courtesy of bahadir kul architects

 

 

 

the new konya city stadium stands distinctively amongst a sea of similar looking buildings, designed by bahadır kul architects, it has an area of 450,000sqm with the capacity to seat 42,000 people. located north of the city center, the architectural strategy was to create a contemporary structure which would comply with the cultural codes whilst enhancing the turkish city. the interior of the stadium houses facilities such as a swimming pool, a velodrome, a large concourse meanwhile public transportation is available by the rail and bus system.

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aerial view of the structure

 

 

 

built based on the UEFA criteria, the structure itself is mainly composed of reinforced concrete with steel for the roof and façade, finished off with the white and green geometric exterior representing the colors of the city football team. in the case of bad weather conditions, radient heaters have been installed under the roof for audience comfort and a sub-heating system used for protecting the artificial turf of the playing field.

bahadçr kul architects konya city stadium designboom

bahadçr kul architects konya city stadium designboom
the seating area settlement is divided in the east, west, south and north

bahadçr kul architects konya city stadium designboom
the stadium from the outside

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total seating capacity of the stadium is 42,000

bahadçr kul architects konya city stadium designboom
the konya football club symbol

bahadçr kul architects konya city stadium designboom

bahadçr kul architects konya city stadium designboom
grandstands are reinforced with concrete, and roof and the facades are made of steel

bahadçr kul architects konya city stadium designboom

bahadçr kul architects konya city stadium designboom

 

 

 

project info:

 

 

location: konya, turkey
project year: 2012
construction period: 2013-2014
capacity: 42,000 people
site area: 250,000 sqm
total floor area: 90,000 sqm
project type: sport
client: konya metropolitan municipality
photographer: sarıdağlar company, konya metropolitan municipality, bahadır kul architects and ket kolekti̇f