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Why Stadiums Made of Wood Could Be the Next Big Innovation in Sports Architecture

This article was originally published by Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Could Modular Wood Stadium Construction Be a Game Changer""

A rendering of a stadium constructed with Bear Stadiums and Rubner Holzbau?s modular wood systems. Image Courtesy of Rubner Holzbau

This article was originally published by Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Could Modular Wood Stadium Construction Be a Game Changer""Imagine a sports stadium that could expand and contract with its fan base and team?s fortunes, one that could pick up and move to greener (and more lucrative) pastures.Given team owners? history of playing fans against each other, making stadiums more mobile isn?t likely to give pennant-wavers a sense of security, but the concept is an incredible breakthrough for building technology. Endlessly modular and made of ultralow-impact mass timber, this vision of low-carbon construction, conceived by engineered-wood manufacturer Rubner Holzbau and prefabricated stadium designer Bear Stadiums, could soon materialize at a soccer pitch near you.Bear Stadiums and Rubner Holzbau?s arenas are to be made of Nordic spruce fitted into glulam (or ?glue-laminated wood?) mass timber, shipped to the location, and assembled on-site. These stadiums are small- to medium-size, 1,500 to 20,000 seats, with a full set of templates between these capacities.Both companies are based in Italy and envision that their first arena projects will be soccer stadiums; ho...
Source: Archdaily
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