Location: Tripoli, Libya
Architects: gmp Architekten
Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff
Associate Partners: Hans-Joachim Paap, Jochen Köhn
Project Team: Nikolai Reich, Martin Krebes, Barbara Düring, Torsten Weber
Structural design (outline design): Werner Sobek Ingenieure
Structural design (scheme and detailed design): schlaich bergermann und partner
Services engineering (outline design): Bechtold Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
General: contractor Porr Libya
A new football stadium for Tripoli: the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Stadium in the new sports park, which was designed by the architectsvon Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) took place on Wednesday 26 February 2014.
The complex, which is being built around a circular basin of approx. 500 m diameter, is designed with a symbolism focusing on the number 3 in deference to the historic genius loci, as represented by the city’s name (tri-polis = city of three). In the centre the stadium has been placed on a cone-shaped plinth, while the three additional buildings have been arranged on the periphery in a triangular configuration.