The home of football, the United Kingdom, is soon to be home to the world’s ‘greenest stadium’. Zaha Hadid Architects won an international competition ahead of 50 other companies to award the contract of constructing the stadium. Ironically, the name of the football team who are going to play their matches in the stadium is ‘Forest Green Rovers’, the stadium will have a maximum capacity of around 5’000.
The main contribution to making it the ‘greenest stadium’ in the world is that it is going to be made almost entirely out of wood, which is arguably the most eco-friendly building material around. In comparison to the standard materials used for stadiums such as concrete and steel, wood gives off significantly less carbon emissions.
It was only right the United Kingdom, the birth place of the world’s most watched sport, played host to what could be the catalyst in changing the future direction of stadium construction.