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    A new athletics stadium and arena on the site of the Stadion RKS Skra

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    The winners have been announced in the competition for the design of a sports hall and athletics stadium in Nowa Skra. The jury praised the winning project for its timelessness, architectural solutions that blend into the park environment, and its reference to the unrealized concept from the 1950s. The stadium will feature a horseshoe shape and a roof that generates electricity.

    The city has concluded the competition for the architectural concept of the second stage of the modernization and expansion of Nowa Skra, formerly known as the “Skra” Workers’ Sports Club. The winning project promises a modern athletics stadium that will meet the requirements of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for a second-category facility. The stadium will have covered stands and will accommodate over 25,000 spectators in 22 sectors. Its modernization will enable the hosting of championship-level athletics events. The new structure will be designed in harmony with the shape of the existing stadium, resembling an elongated horseshoe that opens towards Pole Mokotowskie. The roof of the facility will feature 100 photovoltaic panels.

    Warsaw has been eagerly awaiting the return of top-level sports to Skra. I am confident that the new facilities will serve the residents of the capital and athletes exceptionally well. I hope that Skra will soon regain its former glory,” said Paweł Lech, a councilor of the City of Warsaw.

    The city aims to ensure that Nowa Skra serves the people of Warsaw, as well as new generations of athletes and fans, for many years to come. Therefore, the architects were also tasked with designing a multifunctional sports hall capable of hosting the Polish championships in sports such as volleyball and basketball.

    The sports hall will be built on the site of a dilapidated complex of outdoor swimming pools. It will also be suitable for hosting concerts and other events. Its height will not exceed 12 meters, and the roof will be green. Underground, the architects have planned a multifunctional field. The facility will have complete sports facilities, including locker rooms, a gym, a canteen with kitchen facilities, and rooms for doctors, physiotherapists, team staff, and referees.

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