Christopher was the designer and Project Director for the Emirates Stadium.
Emirates Stadium is a striking addition to Islington’s civic architecture. Rising dramatically behind Victorian terraces, it reveals itself in unusual, unexpected vistas creating a striking juxtaposition of scale.
The materials give a clear reading of the building’s function, the aspirations of Arsenal FC and the supporters’ passions. The toughened glass plank faÃ§ade at podium level responds to the more robust environment of large crowds and glazed and woven steel mesh screens overlap articulating the exposed concrete of the vertical circulation cores. A metallic under-clad roof seemingly floats above the exposed concrete seating bowl.