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This StadiumATLAS is a building-type planning guide for the construction of spectator stands in modern sports and event complexes. A methodological comparison of the venues of the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany continues into a catalogue of "Technical recommendations and requirements" for the new erection or the modernization of multi-functional sports arenas on the basis of current European building regulations. The main focus lies on all essential and relevant aspects of planning and developing future concepts for the construction of grandstands. Requirements for the building type of "gathering space" have changed significantly within the course of the last decades. Achieving higher convenience for spectators and a better commercial exploitation have become guiding principles for the design of new sports complexes. In this handbook, the principles of building regulations and the guidelines of important sports associations are analyzed and interrelated in order to clarify dependencies and enable critical conclusions on the respective regulations. The StadiumATLAS aims to illustrate the constructional and geometrical effects of certain specifications and to facilitate decision-making for planners and clients regarding important parameters of stadium design.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783433018514
ISBN-10: 3433018510
Format: Hardback
(218mm x 305mm x 36mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn Verlag fur Architektur und technische Wissenschaften
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: Germany


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Author Biography - Stefan Nixdorf

Dr (eng.) Stefan Nixdorf (architect) studied at RWTH Aachen University, where he also obtained his doctorate. Since 1996 he was able to gain considerable experience and expertise in the planning and execution of stadium structures, for example the conversion of Mungersdorfer Stadium into World Cup Stadium Cologne, realized by gmp Architects, Aachen. In 2006 he submitted his dissertation entitled 'Sightlines and Safety - Grandstand Profiles of Modern Sports and Event Venues', honoured with the Friedrich Wilhelm Award of RWTH Aachen. Stefan Nixdorf is presently working for agn Architects, on the design concept for the new stadium of German football club Alemannia Aachen and the conversion of the North Stand of Vfl Osnabruck.