A VISIONARY APPROACH TO MAJOR SPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE

SINGAPORE NATIONAL STADIUM AND SPORTS HUB

The Singapore National Stadium forms the centrepiece of the new S$1.3 billion Singapore Sports Hub. The design is a collaboration between Arup and Arup Associates.  The defining feature of the stadium is its roof: spanning 310 metres, it is the world’s largest free-span dome.

The 55,000-seat stadium is a striking addition to a 35-hectare waterfront site at Kallang in south-east Singapore. It is the first stadium purpose-built for athletics, cricket, football and rugby. It has also been designed for concerts, shows and festivals with the dramatic skyline of the city of Singapore as a backdrop.

(c) Christian Richters 

(c) Arup / Franklin Kwan 

It is the first stadium in the world purpose-built for athletics, cricket, football and rugby.

 

With an elegant 312m dome Singapore's new stadium is the largest free spanning dome in the world.

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FILM MAKER TAPIO SNELLMAN

SINGAPORE NATIONAL STADIUM AND SPORTS HUB

DYNAMIC DESIGN

Elite-level sports functionality as well as every-day use are both key drivers for the new National Stadium design. The Stadium incorporates a moving tier of seats that can be pulled forward when the athletics track is not in use. This improves proximity to the pitch and thus enhances spectator experience and atmosphere.

A moveable roof is another essential feature. It provides shade and thus cooling when required and of course shelter from rainfall. The roof is left open when The Stadium is not in use, keeping the grass pitch in healthy condition.

(c) Arup / Franklin Kwan 

Rugby 10's (c) Arup / Franklin Kwan 

Juventas vs Singapore Football Match (c) Arup / Franklin Kwan 

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DESIGNING FOR THE TROPICS

A radical cooling system ensures that the stadium will be comfortable whatever the occasion or sporting event. Instead of being supplied at a high level, cooled air will be introduced beneath stadium seats. This will also minimise the volume of air cooled and thus considerably cut energy use. Giant louvres, meanwhile, will provide protection from sun and rain for the grand arcade encircling the stadium, and allow a free circulation of air.

Arup Associates; Singapore Sports Hub stadium seating ventilation

Seating ventilation and cooling system © Arup Associates 

Low Energy Design (c) Arup Associates 

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THE FUTURE OF SPORT IN SINGAPORE

Adjacent to the stadium are community, recreational and retail spaces, all conceived as an integral part of the Arup, DP Architects & AECOM masterplan. Landscaping forms a part of the public realm, its design and planning resonating with Singapore’s identity as a Garden City.

 

Sports Promenade (c) Poh Yu Khing 

Arup Associates; Singapore Sports Hub transport

Transport right next to sports hub © Arup Associates 

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Arup Associates; Singapore Sports Hub sports promenade

Sports Promenade © Poh Yu Khing 

Integration of Landscape and Greenery © Darren Soh 

© DP Architects 

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AWARDS

2016

International Design Award Winner, Overall Architect of the Year, and category winner


2015

World Stadium Congress Awards, Winner, Stadium of the Year
IStructE, Winner, Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence
IStructE, Winner, Sports or Leisure Structures
BCIA, Shortlisted

 

2014

World Architecture Awards , Winner, Sports Category
Singapore Institute of Architecture, Winner SIA Design Award

Tekla Global BIM Awards, Winner Steel Category

 

2013

World Architecture Awards, Winner, Future Projects, Leisure-led Development Category
World Architecture Awards, Finalist, Future Projects, Masterplanning Category

SINGAPORE NATIONAL STADIUM AND SPORTS HUB

CLIENT: DRAGAGES SINGAPORE & SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB

SINGAPORE NATIONAL STADIUM:
ARCHITECTURE AND SPORTS VENUE DESIGN: ARUP ASSOCIATES
ENGINEERING: ARUP GROUP

SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB DESIGN TEAM:
ARUP ASSOCIATES + ARUP + DP ARCHITECTS + AECOM

COMPLETION SUMMER 2014

 

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