Baku Olympic Stadium 2015
- Azerbaijan, Baku
- 62,300 m²
- Facades, Roofs
Heerim Architects & Planners Co. Ltd
This impressive 68,000-seat venue has been designed to meet UEFA’s highest international standards. The stadium was completed in 2015; in time to host the first ever European Olympic Games.
Our ability to provide turnkey solutions, in a limited time, meant that we were best placed to deliver the project within the ambitious 18-month design and build schedule. Our in-house multidisciplinary expertise ensured a seamless transition into the design team. Early involvement meant that we were able to successfully influence the design to expedite the complex installation of the 51m high façade with 600 Texlon ETFE cushions.
The lightweight structure with its diamond shaped panels meant that substantial savings could be made in the steel tonnage, which resulted in cost savings and environmental benefits. Texlon® ETFE will assist with these goals, while adding to the aesthetics of one of the most iconic buildings in Baku.
The UEFA Executive Committee met in Nyon to discuss the appointment of hosts for the club competitions finals in 2019. The Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan hosts the UEFA Europa League Final on 29 May 2019.
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