WAD 2014

WEDNESDAY 30 JULY 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
World Architecture Day 2014
 
World Architecture Day 2014
Previous Next
 
Liverpool FC Stadium, Liverpool, United Kingdom 
Friday 21 Dec 2007
 
Plans announced for Liverpool FC Stadium 
 
 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

Monumental iconic venue designed by HKS Inc to celebrate Liverpool football 

The 2005 Champions’ League winners, Liverpool Football Club, unveiled plans for a 60,000-seat stadium for the “Reds” at Anfield Stadium in Stanley Park. The club’s owners are Americans Tom Hicks and George Gillett and the architect is Dallas, Texas-based architectural giant HKS working through their London office. The new stadium will increase the existing capacity from 45,000 to 60,000 seats, within a design that will endorse its status as one of the world’s most successful football clubs. The entire architectural composition is generated by and from the Kop – the world famous single raking stand set behind the home goal. The Kop hosts Liverpool’s most die-hard fans, whose passion and total loyalty is expressed by chanting and singing. The all-seater stand, set at the high point of the site, will contain some 20,000 seats – a huge increase in scale. The architecture of the Kop is highly expressive, the roof over being supported by a massive proscenium arch which is in turn supported by slender raking columns flanking the stand at its southern corners. Such a setting can only serve to further intensify the sense of drama through the obvious theatrical references to the Kop as a stage.

Key Facts

Status Design
Value 0(m€)
HKS, Inc.
www.hksinc.com

More projects by this architect

VCU Dental Clinic

King Hussein Cancer Center

American British Cowdray (ABC) Neuroscience Center

Mayo Building

Chisenhale Primary School

Mark Center administrative office campus

Taiwan University Cancer Center and Proton Center

Montage Beverly Hills

Um Danat Al-Emarat

Lucas Oil Stadium

Four Seasons Hotel , Baltimore

Wesley Brown Field House

Phoenix Children’s hospital

Dodger Stadium Renovations

Mandarin Oriental

ABC Cancer Center

Dallas Cowboys Stadium

Capital Health System New Mercer Hospital

 
Vola
ECOWAN