Located in the city of Osijek, largest city in eastern Croatia, this stadium signifies the awakening of the city and sports architecture as a whole. This will be the first new full proper stadium being built in Croatia in the last 50 years. It is being built for local football club NK Osijek and the aim is to build a state of the art stadium and training complex in the western Pampas district of the city. The project is completely privately funded should be finished by the end of 2020.
Building is situated on the 15Ha site near river Drava and only 2km from the city center. Conceptually the site is divided in to two distinct areas. First we have the stadium itself and the new city square which opens up to surrounding area and draws the visitors on site. The other half consists of 7 additional full-sized soccer fields for the NK Osijek school of soccer. New square is a mix of wide open spaces with a mist fountain and calm shaded areas on the edges of the site which provide cooling off and relaxation places for the fans and daily visitors. The ground level of stadium with its shops, bars and food stands is open to the square and oriented towards the public. The whole stadium sits atop of 4 white differently textured stairs giving it an aura of monumentality or a temple of sports.
The architecture language is simple and clean. When viewing the stadium from the outside 3 architectural elements stand out. First element is impressive white structure of the roof measuring 185x150m, this is the first fully covered stadium in Croatia, ever. The roof structure extends outside the stadium ensuring shade or rain protection and making it a more friendly public area. Hovering 23m above the ground the roof will surely be the landmark element of the stadium. Second element are the white, circular, columns that connect the roof with the ground. Third element is a translucent facade with custom lightning solution that transforms the stadium during the night or more precise during the matches in to interesting visual show. Translucent nature of the façade will ensure sufficient sunlight access by day to facilities beneath the stands. The stadium will be sport oriented, family oriented and business oriented as it needs to offer multi functionality, multipurpose and operability 24/7 for the project to have economic viability. Following that on the inside we have 12800 seats, 500 person restaurant, sky-boxes, VIP seats, bars, fitness area and most unseen feature of this stadium would be Jacuzzi and sauna boxes overlooking the field which will give fans and visitors something to talk about.