"Wood you believe it" is the headline from The Guardian last week which sums up this "Green" stadium made entirely of wood and just as impressive it will also be powered by sustainable energy sources. The stadium, for Gloucestershire-based Forest Green Rovers FC, is expected to feature an undulating bowl, constructed from slats of timber, with the position of each seat calculated to give spectators uninhibited views of the field.
Each element of wood will be sourced from sustainable sources including for the use of the structure, the roof cantilevers and louvered cladding. The capacity of the stadium is 5,000 visitors, but has designed to allow for expansion in the future up to a potential 10,000.
First football stadium to be made out of wood Image: Zaha Hadid Architects