|CLIENT:||Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi, then: BAM International|
Football StadiumAl Ain, UAE
The HBZ Stadium is Pattern’s first completed built project which opened in 2014.
Until we conceived this project, all Middle East stadia appeared to mimic a European temperate climate model. Pattern rejected this notion and created an innovative design rooted in the hot dry climate of the region.
The project epitomises our approach to design; patterns, maths, climate and culture. Through our methodology of rule based parametric design we have created the first parasol stadium roof.
The parasol roof and palm bole shelter a seating bowl, also a product of its location. Taking the best of classic English football stadia a unique three tier bowl is a product of the community it serves. Promoting football for all, the stadium caters for all users: young, old, men, women, families and children. Appropriate segregation respects local customs and the three tier bowl (a first for a 25,000 seat stadium) has the majesty of much larger stadia whilst responding the scale of local football crowds.