Architecture — Ice Hockey Stadium in Zurich

The Zurich Lions ice hockey club and Volero Zurich volleyball club organized a competition to design their new stadium in Alstetten, an industrial quarter in the outskirts of Zurich. We combined the main elements of the brief, a volleyball arena, an ice hockey arena, and a training hall into a unified shape in front of the railroad tracks. Visitors enter through a cavity in one corner of the plinth and use a broad flight of steps that lead to an elevated public city terrace, from where they have a panoramic view across the Limmattal valley. The volleyball arena hangs between the city terrace and the roof and the ice hockey rink taking up the northern part of the volume. For this project, to accelerate the design process, we developed a script that generates the seat count automatically and optimizes the pitch of the stadium according to the sight lines.

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 The Zurich Ice Hockey Stadium and Volleyball Arena was designed while I was at  EM2N Architekten  in collaboration with Marina Borchert, Nadine Coetze, Fabian Hörmann, Mathias Kampmann, Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli, and Konrad Scheffer. Image production was done together with Luxigon. WGC were our civil engineers, BSP Energie and Gutknecht Elektroplanung were our technical facility planners, b+p Baurelisation were our financial consultants and Balliana Schubert our landscape architects. Our proposal for the Basel aquarium competition was awarded the 4th Prize. More information on the  EM2N website . Check out our competition panels and other proposals  here .

The Zurich Ice Hockey Stadium and Volleyball Arena was designed while I was at EM2N Architekten in collaboration with Marina Borchert, Nadine Coetze, Fabian Hörmann, Mathias Kampmann, Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli, and Konrad Scheffer. Image production was done together with Luxigon. WGC were our civil engineers, BSP Energie and Gutknecht Elektroplanung were our technical facility planners, b+p Baurelisation were our financial consultants and Balliana Schubert our landscape architects. Our proposal for the Basel aquarium competition was awarded the 4th Prize. More information on the EM2N website. Check out our competition panels and other proposals here.