MORE ABOUT: Wembley Stadium
Wembley, London, UK
Built: 2004 – 2006
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Mott MacDonald
Contractor: Brookfield Multiplex
Above the stadium is a 133 meter high arch that creates a 112 degree angle with the earth. The arch structurally supports the entire northern roof, and 60% of the southern roof of Wembley Stadium, removing the need for columns. This results in an unobstructed view from every seat, and the ability to retract the southern roof. Early sketches of the arch:
Case study by: Eugene Polendo
ARE 320K, Fall 2010
Cardno, Catherine A. “Arch Rises above Rebuilt Wembley Stadium.” Civil Engineering ; Aug2007, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p12-13.
Catalogue: Foster and Partners. Munich ; London : Prestel, 2005.
Davies, Mike. “Wembley Stadium – Venue of Legends.” Art Book ; Nov2008, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p14-15.
Foster, Norman. Foster 40. Munich : Prestel, 2007.