OFIS architects develops cellular borisov arena in belarus
all photos by [email protected], courtesy of OFIS architects

 

 

 

slovenian practice OFIS architects has nearly completed the ‘borisov arena’ in belarus, a 13,000 seat stadium designed for local football club FC bate. taking into account the site’s forested location, the scheme maintains as many of the existing trees as possible. the development accommodates up to 620 VIP guests, 100 press seats and parking for 800 spectators.

 

forming a rounded dome, the venue takes on a unified appearance, emerging within the landscape as singular object, while the stadium’s envelope gives the impression of a fragile and perforated textile stretched over the arena’s inner skeleton. the covered space between the skin and the tribunes forms a street with public programs: shops, bars, services and toilets.

OFIS architects FC bate borisov stadium designboom
the venue takes on a unified appearance, emerging within the landscape as singular object

 

 

 

at the heart of the stadium, the rounded arena provides good acoustics and encourages a united and vociferous atmosphere during matches, but focuses the players’ concentration during training time. at each entry point to the field are two dressing rooms, a mix zone, physiotherapy space and an area specified for doping control.

 

see designboom’s previous coverage of the ‘borisov arena’ here.

OFIS architects FC bate borisov stadium designboom
taking into account the site’s forested location, the scheme maintains as many of the existing trees as possible

OFIS architects FC bate borisov stadium designboom
the envelope gives the impression of a fragile and perforated textile stretched over the arena’s skeleton

OFIS architects FC bate borisov stadium designboom
the arena holds 13,000 spectators

OFIS architects FC bate borisov stadium designboom
the rounded arena provides good acoustics and encourages a united atmosphere during matches

OFIS architects FC bate borisov stadium designboom
the development accommodates up to 620 VIP guests and 100 members of the press

OFIS architects FC bate borisov stadium designboom
an aerial view of ‘borisov arena’

 

 

project info:

 

location: borisov, belarus
commission date: 2010
construction start date: 2011
completed: 2014
program: football stadium + public program

type: public + private

client: FC bate and county of borisov
engineering and local office: magnus group

area: public program – 3.628 sqm, offices 480 sqm, service 2,000 sqm
capacity: audience – 13,000 seats, vip – 620 seats, press seats – 100, parking spaces – 800
structure: steel, reinforced concrete; roof structure- metal beams with aluminum cladding
project team: rok oman, spela videcnik, rok gerbec, janez martincic, andrej gregoric,  konstantine bogoslavsky, janja del linz, 
katja aljaz, ana kosi, ieva cicenaite, grzegorz ostrowski, filip knapczyk, sergio silva santos,
lorna jackson, patrycja majewska, rita dolmany, dusan chobor
photography: [email protected]