Zaha Hadid Architects has won planning permission for the world’s first wooden football stadium, which will be built in Gloucestershire, England for football club Forest Green Rovers. The stadium project was part of the £100m ($125.5m) Eco Park development proposed by green energy specialist Ecotricity.
The whole structure will be built entirely from resourced wood. A specialist membrane will cover the stadium. This will allow the grass to grow naturally under the sunlight whilst reducing shadows that could distract players and the crowd during the action. The football club is chaired by Dale Vince, founder of green electricity company Ecotricity.