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Design award for Jaworzno Sports Centre: a stadium, sports & culture complex

Warsaw-based architecture studio Mateusz Tański & Associates have won a design competition to build a stadium, sports and culture complex nestled in a quarry in the Polish city of Jaworzno.

The plot of land selected as the location of the stadium is an extraordinary place. The former Sadowa Góra Quarry and the adjacent Geosphere together create a rich landscape filled with geological treasure and guidelines, which present the old history of the region. This magnificent area with the characteristic stone walls of the excavation, became an inspiration for designing a stadium and the supplementary hotel and recreation facility.

The design is inspired by the rich geological landscape of the region. The complex will be formed of a 1,000-capacity athletics stadium designed to resemble a rock and six free-standing buildings evoking scattered boulders. The shape of the structures and the materials used will integrate the complex with the vast quarry walls that surround it.

The stadium will host local and regional track and field events and training camps, and the other buildings – covering a built-up area of 4,200sqm (45,200sqft) – will host further sports facilities, restaurants, exhibition space and high-end hotels for tourists, spectators and athletes.

Construction on the stadium will begin by the end of this year, with a Phase One budget of 10m zloty (US$2.5m, €2.3m, GBP£1.8m). Private and public investment is currently being sought for construction of the other six buildings.

Client: Jaworzno City
Location: Jaworzno, Poland
Size: 14,000m2
Program: Sports centre with athletic stadium, hotels, restaurants, cafes
Status: Competition 1st Prize


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