The year ahead seems all very uncertain at the moment, but one thing you can count on is HEKKTA’s weekly dose and property and architecture news! This week we shall focus on the stadiums that are being planned around the world at the moment, as well as all the latest news in property and architecure.
Chelsea’s new stadium, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, has been granted planning permission. The new stadium will increase the capactity from 41,837 to 60,000, but the most prominent new feature will be the 264 brick piers, which will encase the existing stadium and support a steel ring above the pitch, creating more space. The new stadium will have the same capacity as their London rivals Arsenal, who play at the Emirates Stadium. The two large football stadiums are just some of the new stadiums in the capital, such as West Ham’s Olympic Stadium. The Swiss firm have been working with London architecture firm Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands on the project and have created a really spectacular design. The whole construction is expected to cost £500 million and be completed by 2021.