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Emirates Stadium | London, England

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 fa├žade 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.