American Express Community Stadium
Tags: community, sports and stadia, steel, new build, long span
Related projects: Chelsea FC Youth Training Academy, Hackney Marshes Centre
- Client: Brighton and Hove Albion FC
- Architect: KSS Group
- Value: £64m
- Photography: Morley von Sternberg
The new 22,500-seat American Express Community Stadium for Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club lies next to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the South Downs and takes inspiration from the rolling landscape. Designed by KSS Group, the stadium is a bowl form nestled in the landscape, with a three-tier west stand and single tier stands to the other sides.
Webb Yates Engineers designed the stadium’s roof structure to imitate and blend into the local undulating topography with a curved cylindrical form. It is supported by two raking opposing trussed arches with ties and props down to the roof surface and supporting structures below. Elegant and efficient, it spans across the whole stadium with a mere 100kg/m² of steel.
- Structural Awards 2012, shortlisted, 1 2011
- Structural Steel Design Awards 2011, winner, 1 2010