The present final project of architecturewas decided after having read about the case study of the construction of the new football stadium for the greek team Panathinaikos in the district of Votanikos, an area which is located in a very short distance from the centre of Athens, currently abandoned but it used to be an important industrial area in the past. The proposal for the new stadium follows the general replenishment tension of the district, combining a large built volume of sports settlement with extended green areas.
The new pole of recreation and sports has the intention to upgrade the quality of life of the capital’s habitants. At the same time, the necessary public and parking areas are provided to them.
The specifications refer to a fully equipped stadium with the capacity of 44.000 seats in 2 tires and settlements of the youth department of Panathinaikos. Thestadiumcoversasurfaceof60 thousandssqm, from which the 6,8 thousands are the playing field. The building consists of 4 levels; the basement, the ground floor, the first floor with tire and the second tire. Closed rooms are designed for the basement, the ground floor and the first floor in order to host different functions.
During the design of the new stadium of Panathinaikos and the sports settlements, the relation of the construction with the ground was been the centre of importance. The proposal of the design is accompanied by three main principles; the area’s abstinence, the strong position of the stadium to the area and the following of landscape’s lines.
The covert which is the most vivid element of the architectural composition, has a contact with the landscape, while it is based on 52 curved lattices which encircle the playing field. The extension of the lattices’ lines are been maintained to the surrounding area, through the design of the green areas and pedestrian zones.