The architectural practice Proiect Bucuresti designed the Craiova Football Stadium in Romania to replace the existing “Ion Oblemenco” Stadium.
The project will have seats for 40000 spectators and its shape, especially the roof, is a tribute to the “Miss Pogany” sculpture created by Constantin Brancusi. The volume of the structure will attract attention during the daytime and through the architectural lighting it will become a beacon of light during the night time when it will be visible from the center of the town.
The stadium wished to achieve the UEFA IV category (the highest one) and it will host events from the 1st Romanian Football League, the UEFA Europe League, The Champions League and the National team matches.
The dimensions of the playing field are the standard 105mx68m and the surface will be natural grass with heating, irrigation, drainage and ventilation. There will be two levels of seating located close to the playing field to ensure optimum visibility and between the seats will be the VIP skyboxes.
The project uses sustainable materials and technologies such as photovoltaic cells, ground source heating and deep well water sources.