This state of the art facility contains a large span roofing structure to host indoor football and other community sports activities and events with secondary sports facilities surrounding the main space, such as a swimming pool and fitness center.
Fitlife gym concept of group training and outdoor activities led designers to design a space connecting to the underground scene using raw and exposed materials. Situated in a Business Square in Dubai, this design stands out from the corporate neighbourhood with its rough look and feel.
By responding imaginatively to the characteristics of the site, we have created a distinct sense of place. We have maintained a constant design language and overall palette of materials, which draws inspiration from contemporary art and cutting-edge design, rather than the fitness sector.
Connectivity between the various components ensures easy pedestrian links without having to deal with the traffic on the street. The sports field orientation is optimized for all events to ensure prevention of glare and provide ideal site lines for all spectators.
The stadium has a distinctive tensile aesthetic for the roof form and this was developed to minimise scaffolding use and the subsequent disruption to the playing surface late in the construction programme.