Requirements for the building type of "gathering space" have changed significantly within the course of the last decades. Achieving higher convenience for spectators and a better commercial exploitation have become guiding principles for the design of new sports complexes.
In this handbook, the principles of building regulations and the guidelines of important sports associations are analyzed and interrelated in order to clarify dependencies and enable critical conclusions on the respective regulations. The StadiumATLAS aims to illustrate the constructional and geometrical effects of certain specifications and to facilitate decision-making for planners and clients regarding important parameters of stadium design.
Chapter 1. A history of stadium construction.
Chapter 2. Preliminary planning.
Chapter 3. Organization of use.
Chapter 4. Auditorium.
Chapter 5. VIP areas & corporate hospitality.
Chapter 6. Stadium catering.
Chapter 7. Media facilities.
Chapter 8. Players’ area and changing rooms.
Chapter 9. Stadium administration.
Chapter 10. Planning principles.
Chapter 11. Pre-dimensioning and circulation.
Chapter 12. The Modulor ‘EN’.
Chapter 13. Physiology of viewing.
Chapter 14. Layout types and undulation.
Chapter 15. Principles of sightline calculation.
Chapter 16. Inclination and ‘polygonal transformation’.
Chapter 17. Parameter studies.
Chapter 18. Playing fields.
Chapter 19. Securing of the playing field.
Chapter 20. Adaptable stadia.
Chapter 21. Light and architecture.
Chapter 22. Natural versus artificial turf.
Chapter 23. The planning of significant roof structures.
Chapter 24. Grandstand profiles of built examples.
Chapter 25. Final evaluation of compendium.
Architects of the Football World Cup stadia, Germany 2006.
List of advertisers.