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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Stadium in Mersin, Turkey by BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects

 
April 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects

The stadium is expected to used for international and national sports.The capacity of stadium is 25.000 spectators. it is thought to be a symbolic building for the city because of its architectural design and its audience.

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

  • Architects: BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects
  • Project: Stadium
  • Location: Mersin, Turkey
  • Photography: Ket Kolektif
  • Construction period: 2012-2013
  • Capacity: 25.000 person
  • Site Area: 111.000 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 75.000 m2
  • Project Type: Sports
  • Client: Housing Development Administration of Turkey

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Area:

The stadium is located in Yenisehir, Mersin with an area of 55.000square meters. The stadium’s  landscape designed to connect pedestrians with the area. The stadium located on the main road connects stadium to city center .This leads to Mersin Stadium as  a cultural center for spectators. In design  process, one of the criteria  is reducing traffic jam,  so that  it is planned  1.295 spots for cars and 46 spots for buses for public transportation in the master plan.

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Technical Info:

The stadium  ground will be covered with high quality artificial grass that fits the FIFA and UEFA criteria. Spectators keep eye on whole stadium clearly. This shows that It can be used for different sports and gathering purposes but it is mainly programmed as a soccer field.

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Approach:

The stadium, designed on an elliptic form. Stadium’s shell shape is observed from this elliptic form. The shell is a symbolic form which defines relation  between landscape and structure also sets a boundry to area. Moreover, dynamic form which is created by elliptic form covers all tribune areas from top. The material used for shell is suitable for climate in Mersin and it provides spectators and soccer players  a comfortable area.  In the stadium, there are police station, restaurant, retails, health center and box office.Additionally, there are VIP area, administration office,UEFA club acceptance field, restaurant, food-court etc. between two tribunes.

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

Image Courtesy © BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects

Image Courtesy © BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects

Image Courtesy © BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects

Image Courtesy © BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects

Image Courtesy © BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects

Image Courtesy © BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects

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