The Dressage Arena is a famous stadium in the Sportspark Soers of Aachen, Germany, the largest of its kind especially after being recently added a grandstand for 1200 spectators to increase its overall capacity to 6200 visitors.
The practice of Kadawittfeldarchitektur completed the project in July 2014 to permit the inauguration of the stadium with the Concours Hippique International Officiel which is the most prestigious equestrian tournament in the world.
The FEI European Championships Aachen 2015 is also planned to take place in the arena. The extension began with an investment of eight million Euros out of which three were funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The grandstand is made of reinforced concrete with a projecting steel roof and a welded steel frame clad in metal sheets. The steel structure sits behind the stepped concrete on a platform while the load of the roof is supported by four steel columns in the front of the ground level. The glass wall under the lower tier acts as a separating panel between the riding field and the spectator’s area to protect the riders from excessive noise.