Zaha Hadid Architects recently won planning permission for the world’s first wooden football stadium, to be built in Gloucestershire, England, for football club Forest Green Rovers. The design aims to be the world’s greenest football stadium, constructed entirely from timber and powered by sustainable energy sources.

This resulted from the second attempt to gain planning permission for the stadium, after the original proposal was blocked by Stroud’s local council in 2019.

Zaha Hadid Architects changed the design to include an all-weather pitch and included a different landscaping strategy, in order to mitigate concerns that the stadium design would not sufficiently make up for the loss of green fields it will be built on.

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