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