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Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

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TYPE: Stadium
SEATS: 25,000
CLIENT: Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi, then: BAM International
APPOINTMENT: April 2011
COMPLETION: May 2014

Football Stadium

Al Ain, UAE
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Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

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.

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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.

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