Extension of Lyngby Stadium with grandstand section recessed in the landscape
With its distinctive ramparts and existing grandstands, Lyngby Stadium is located at the heart of the area’s many sports facilities. The football pitch is flanked at the ends by the beautiful arched ramparts that embrace the Stadium, creating focus on the pitch. The grandstands on the long sides are directed at the game, together creating a vibrant, intense experience around a match. The focus of the area on sport and movement will be developed in the future, when the concept of a ‘sports village’ nears its realisation. In this overall master plan for the area, the Stadium with its new grandstand will occupy a significant position.
This project renews the grandstand and audience facilities with a strong, simple and distinctive concept, which gives spectators a close-up experience of the pitch. The new grandstand is designed with a clear focus on the experience of the game on the pitch, and there are optimal facilities for sales from stalls, logistics, press and day-to-day operation. The project also makes room for possible extensions in the future with a robust concept involving well-conceived, tried-and-tested solutions. Overall, the grandstand complex is stunning, simple and iconic, and will form the setting for countless successful sporting experiences.
The design of the new grandstand was based on three particular basic elements:
- Efficient logistics, both for operation and spectators
- Visual and conceptual cohesion with the other complex and the sports village
- Optimal views and intensity for spectators’ experience of a match
The design was based on the existing ramparts, which encompass the pitch at the ends. This scenic motif is incorporated into the design of the new grandstand section, in which the grandstand structure is positioned as a recess in the landscape. This maintains and reflects ideas from the existing stadium, while tackling the ideas for a master plan for the entire sports village, in which, for example, surplus land will be used to form a line of demarcation and define places in the landscape. This ensures a very high degree of robustness for the grandstand, not only as a conceptual idea, but also very much as a building, since exposed building elements are limited.
When designing the logistics of the new grandstand, we went for a different solution from that, which was outlined in the building programme. By using the landscape as part of the concept, we located all spectator and press-related functions at the top level of the grandstand with a perfect view of the pitch. This solution frees up the area beneath and behind the grandstand for operational functions and creates simple, clear movement patterns for spectators attending matches.
Lyngby Taarbæk Minicipality
1.000 m² / 2.400 grand stand seats