Ziggo Dome by Benthem Crouwel Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Apr 2013 8:59 am | Indoor Arenas, Urban

The practice of Benthem Crouwel Architects designed this project in 2012 and it now stands in the heart of the Southeast Amsterdam, an area that is very important to the city’s cultural, economic and touristic significance. The ArenA Boulevard’s purpose is for entertainment, shopping and other leisure activities such as sports or recreation. Since the area is easily accessible through train, bus, car or metro it is the perfect place for the Ziggo Dome, which is the largest concert hall in the Netherlands.

With a capacity of 17000 spectators and state-of-the-art lighting, sound and stage installations, the Dome is ideal for world renowned artists touring through the world, and fills an important gap in Amsterdam’s possibilities. Artists like Pearl Jam, Madonna, Lady Gaga or Muse already scheduled concerts here.

The building is covered with no less than 120000 LED fixtures that transform the façade into a video screen on all its sides, composing a 10000 square meter video screen that can announce shows and a lot of other things as well.

The Ziggo Dome is also designed with adaptable features and it can be transformed into a venue that can host tennis matches, skating competitions or even host an Olympic swimming pool without the need for extensive modifications.

 

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