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Ascot Racecourse redevelopment, Ascot, United Kingdom

Thursday 01 Jun 2006

Royal redevelopment

Ascot Racecourse redevelopment by Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK) in Ascot, United Kingdom
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The world’s most famous racecourse to reopen after two years 

The redevelopment, designed by HOK Sport+Venue+Event, architects of the Millennium stadium, Cardiff and the new Wembley stadium, London, not only includes a new grandstandstand but also a 400 metre internal galleria, a hotel a health club and restaurant. While the seating capacity will not increase, the redevelopment improves circulation and access and provides excellent viewing lines of the racing, parade ring and winners' enclosure. The focal point of the redevelopment is undoubtedly the new stand itself. The distinctive design is defined by the spectacular parasol roof suspended on 'structural trees'. The stand is flooded with natural light, using glass and aluminium materials, bringing the outside in as you walk through the galleria. The official opening of the racecourse will take place on the first day of the Royal Meeting, Which takes place from 20th to 24th June 2006.

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Status complete
Value 295(m€)
Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK)

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