Stadium City Garden
project, Osijek, 2002.

The "Town Garden" stadium is in Osijek, eastern Croatia, and belongs to the FC Osijek, a standard Croatian First Division team. It is located in the south western part of the town, at the end of the town's green areas. Within the new sports recreational zone where the stadium is located, a sports hall and athletic stadium have also been planned. Future plans also include a large sports complex with different sporting facilities, a large hall, an indoor swimming pool, a skating rink, tennis centre, and similar facilities, together with the accompanying amenities and car parks. The project also includes the reconstruction and extension of the stadium in order to meet UEFA requirements for European championship matches. Special attention has been paid to the security, functionality and integration of the stadium into the landscape. The new stadium will have fully covered stands seating 33,000 spectators.The concept, summarized in the formula Town Garden "Green Garden" Football Garden really intends to unite the public park and the sports recreational centre into one whole. We have decided to keep the existing western stands and to link them with three new stands into an integral object. The new parts respect the layout and the quality of the existing facilities and they integrate in design and functionality.The two integration elements of the existing and the new elements are the roof and the façade of the whole stadium, together with the cover material. This is a transparent material made of carbon fibres. In daylight it visually "softens" the object mass, whilst in the dark it enables the creation of various lighting effects which suggests various facilities.

PROJECT NAME Stadium City Garden

PROJECT NO 070

PROGRAM public, sport

STATUS project

LOCATION Croatia, Osijek, 4, Martin Divalt Street

SITE AREA 22193 m²

GROSS FLOOR AREA 31500 m²

VOLUME 202750 m³

FOOTPRINT 16200 m²

BUDGET 70000000.00 EUR

CLIENT City of Osijek

AUTHOR 3LHD

PROJECT TEAM Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Jurana Hraste, Janko Velnić

PROJECT TEAM COLLABORATORS Milan Štrbac, Petar Mišković

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING UPI-2M - Berislav Medić
Ces - Jean Wolf, Zoran Novački

VISUALIZATIONS Boris Goreta

GRAPHIC DESIGN Damir Gamulin

MODEL Ivica Turčić, Davor Silov, Ivana Knez

EXHIBITIONS
INSTITUTION
YEAR
Take One
Blauraum
2005.