Winners in Focus – Project of the Year Award
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Nominations for our Project of the Year Award close this Friday 7 February 2014 at midnight (GMT).
As part of our Stadium Business Awards ‘Winners In Focus’ series, we take a look back at AMI Stadium – Christchurch, who won the Project of the Year 2013 Award – for their temporary stadium project with RCP/Populous.
The previous two Project of the Year Award winners were: BC Place Redevelopment – Vancouver and Arsenal FC Club Level – Emirates Stadium.
The judging panel commented: “Those of us in the stadium business know that we sell ‘hopes and dreams’ and the AMI Stadium story is a perfect example of how a stadium – even a temporary one – can help focus a city in crisis, providing a sign of renewal…”
“Designed in less than six months, the NZD $30million stadium was constructed in under 100 days, in time for the Canterbury Crusaders’ first home game of the 2012 season. The stadium is expected to have a life of three to five years, to give the city time to work out a more permanent solution.”
The AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand managed to beat several other high profile candidates to the 2013 award, including:
- Revamp of Chelsea FC’s catering spaces for away fans (Levy Restaurants), UK
- BC Place’s secondary roof to reduce capacity/enhance atmosphere (Panther Constructors), USA
- New hospitality suites at Manchester City FC (20.20), UK
- Redevelopment of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC’s Stan Cullis Stand (AFL Architects), UK
- Melbourne Cricket Ground’s ‘customer-centric’ Great Southern Stand redevelopment (Cox/Jackson), Australia