Bursaspor's new stadium, Timsah Arena, will hold 43,000 people and will be located in the Veledrome part of the city. It should be ready in a few years, with construction starting later this year in the place of the old Veledrom stadium.
HOW WILL IT LOOK LIKE?
The projected New Bursa Stadium meet all requirements of UEFA and will be an integral part of the new Park project in west of Bursa. The new arena will be located vey close to the metro line and the main highway. Created as a “living stadium” the open and friendly atmosphere is combined with a permanent use of the stadiums gastronomic accommodation. Due to the existing site, the lower tier of the stadium is imbedded into the topographic slope that will minimize the visible height of the stadium. The 43,000 seat stadium and its concourses with its cafeterias are fully stretched by a roof structure of hexagons, which will generate a smoothly filtered daylight.
Hexagonal figures found in the green mosque of Bursa as part of the historical Islamic art deduced the structure of the roof structure. The transformation into a significant architectural frame is the basic idea for the New Bursa Stadium. The smooth transition from the stadium roof into a tree roof makes the stadium naturally situated. The arena is not only a stadium – is marks a new meeting point for the locals in the heart of the city.
The VIP, Sponsor hospitality and media areas are situated in the west stand at the park side of the stadium. A multifunctional use is designated and contains different events in the stadium bowl as well as the permanent use of the restaurants, cafeterias and kiosks around.
The compact design of the main stand building, the shadowing of internal areas by the extended roof (reduced air condition/passive ventilation) joined by natural daylight due to the translucent roof cover, use of grey water (water conservation/rainwater; 50%+ reduction of potable water use), permanent local gas cogeneration (usually 30% higher energy efficiency than general power grid) and roof integrated solar panels not only reduce the energy necessity of the stadium but contain also the chance for the stadium operator to supply the neighbourhood with excessive power. Furthermore, according to the building sustainability long-life recyclable materials produced with a minimized energy input are applied as far as possible.
The stadium and the surrounding park are well connected with the public transport system with a metro, a tram and a bus station aside.
VARYAP IS READY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION
Construction giant Varyap is looking to win the right to construct the new home of Spor Toto Super League champion Bursaspor, the company’s chief executive has told daily Hürriyet.
“We have 10 days to finish the work to prepare a proposal,” said Erdinç Varlıbaş said, adding that the company had received a list of conditions from Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, which is tendering the bid to construct a new football ground to replace the aging Atatürk stadium.
Varyap finally completed the construction of Galatasaray’s Türk Telekom Arena at the end of the last year following a three-year saga that included delays in construction and a number of different tenders. Turkey’s state-run Housing Development Administration, or TOKİ, authorized a number of other companies to construct the ground before finally choosing Varyap.
Bursa Mayor Recep Altepe told Hürriyet that unlike Galatasaray’s project, the Crocodiles’ current home, Bursa Atatürk Stadium, would remain a sports venue. Galatasaray’s hallowed Ali Sami Yen was handed over to TOKİ after Türk Telekom Arena was opened Jan. 15.
Before Monday, 32 companies had applied for the tender for the 45,000-person-capacity stadium, Altepe said. “We expect this number to reach 40 by the tender day.”
The new Bursaspor ground will be constructed on the site of the present velodrome. The stadium is expected to open next year.
“We are the only firm [in Turkey] which has up-to-date data on stadium building. We have a strong workforce. We will use our experiences in projects both in Turkey and abroad,” said Varlıbaş. “Varyap aims to become a global player in this field [of stadium building].”
Bursaspor became just the second team from outside Istanbul to win the Turkish football league title when they triumphed in 2010.
The company is also looking to bid on Beşiktaş’s tender for a new stadium in central Istanbul, Varlıbaş said.
The football club won approval last month to construct a new 120 million-euro stadium to replace its current home, Fiyapı İnönü Stadium, which stands next to the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Fiyapı, the sponsor for the current stadium, is the strongest bidder.
Varyap is also looking for opportunities to build nine stadiums in Qatar, which was chosen to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup