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Feuerstein Arena in Schierke

Sports Venue Building Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, design by GRAFT Architects

12 Feb 2019

Feuerstein Arena, Saxony-Anhalt

Architects: GRAFT

Location: Schierke, Harz district, Saxony-Anhalt, central Germany

Feuerstein Arena

At the foot of the Harz Mountains, in the Schierke district belonging to Wernigerode, a historic and listed ice stadium has been renovated.

Feuerstein Arena in Schierke

In 2013, GRAFT won the European architecture tendering for the reactivation of the former natural ice stadium and convinced the jury with their unique roof construction.

Feuerstein Arena in Schierke

The task of the competition was to transform the stadium area into a multi-functional arena. Cultural as well as sport events should be possible throughout the year- independent of weather conditions.

Feuerstein Arena in Schierke

The existing natural stone terraces and the listed wooden referee tower were asked to be retained and included into the new design. Sanitary facilities, technical services, administration, and changing rooms as well as the gastronomy should find its place in two functional buildings completing the arena.

Feuerstein Arena in Schierke

The draft by GRAFT is characterized by a roof structure that is anchored in just two points; it protects the space from rain, snow, and sunlight, but simultaneously reveals the view to the surrounding mountains and the sky above. The roof positions itself with natural lightness and elegance and merges into the landscape.

Feuerstein Arena in Schierke

The structure was developed in cooperation with schlaich bergermann partner and consists of a ring in steel construction with a steel rope net covered by PTFE membrane. The roof covers an area of 2,700 square meters.

Feuerstein Arena in Schierke

Feuerstein Arena in Schierke

The historic stadium area transforms into a multifunctional arena presenting a highly touristic attraction. Due to the conversion measures, the arena now functions as a protected artificial ice rink in winter and a space for cultural events like concerts and theatre plays as well as sport and health events during summertime.

Feuerstein Arena in Schierke

Two new buildings on the eastern and western side of the stadium host the gastronomic range and further functional spaces. The buildings each encompass the foundation blocks of the roof so that they are visually integrated into the structure. They strongly blend into the topography and are therefore perceived as part of the landscape.

Feuerstein Arena in Schierke

Feuerstein Arena, Schierke – Building Information

Location: Am Winterbergtor 2, 38879 Wernigerode OT Schierke, Germany
Project: Reactivation of an historical natural ice stadium and new construction Of a roof structure
Tendering: 2013, approval
Client: City of Wenigerode, Germany
Construction: 2016-2017
Roof size: 2,400 sqm

Feuerstein Arena in Schierke


Architect GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH I Heidestraße 50, 10557 Berlin Founding Partners: Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit Project Lead: Stefanie Götz, René Lotz Project team: Aleksandra Zajko, Alexandra Tobescu, Anna Wittwer, Annette Finke, Aurelius Weber, Daniel Finck, Djordje Zdravkovic, Dorothea von Rotberg, Evgenia Dimopoulou, Georg Schmidthals, Inga Anger, Jorge Luis Arias, Marta Piaseczynska, Marvin Bratke, Oliver O. Rednitz, Philip Weibhauser, Primosz Strazar, Sara Gomez, Sven Bauer

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2018 DAM Preis 2019, Longlist
2018 Stahl-Innovationspreis 2018, Finalist

Feuerstein Arena in Schierke

Photography: Michael Moser

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