The Stockholm Arena by White Architects
The Stockholm Arena is an important piece of the jigsaw in the image of Stockholm as a world class city. White is developing solutions for major experiences. When the new multi-function arena in the Globe district is completed in 2013, Stockholm will be holding its trump card in the competition for major international events.
The investment also includes new commercial spaces, hotels and offices beside Söder Stadium. The large public spaces that surround major arena projects have largely been integrated into the arena.
The has been taking place in various forms in the office for ten years. It was introduced as a parallel assignment in 2002 with subsequent investigations into size and location. In 2007, the project took on more concrete form with a basic procurement procedure for a total contractor being progressed in collaboration with Arup Sport and WSP. Peab won that procurement process and, since 2010, White has been project designing system and construction documentation together with the client, total contractor and other consultancies in shared premises.
A retractable roof makes it possible to hold sporting, concert and other events all year round. For concerts, the arena can accommodate audiences of up to 40,000. Excellent views and closeness to the event provide an outstanding experience.