Aviva Stadium

Scott Tallon Walker Architects, Populous, Dublin, 2010

 

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International stadium for rugby and soccer built on the site of the existing Lansdowne Road Stadium, Dublin

The 50,000 capacity stadium, with all the associated facilities, was built within the existing restricted footprint - the site is bounded by residences and the Dodder River, and is bisected by the main Dublin to Wexford railway line.
In response to the site the transparent shingled skin curvilinear form wraps around the concourses, seating tiers and the pitch with the height at its lowest closest to the adjacent two storey houses.

Crowd management within a residential street network, that includes a railway crossing, riverbank walkways as well as bridges over the river resulted in the inclusion of a tunnel underpass to enable the level-crossing to remain closed during events, a new passenger concourse for the railway station, upgrading of the river bank to allow safer access and to provide flood defenses, as well as the demolition of one house to create wider access to the stadium.

Data

  • Begun: Oct 2007
  • Completed: Apr 2010
  • Floor area: 66,460m2
  • Sector: Sports and leisure
  • Total cost: £290M
  • Procurement: Modified GDLA / Public Procurement
  • Address: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin, United Kingdom

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