So it has been a while, but I have been busy! I have been working on some internal views of th stadium. Now that the planning application is in, I was able to really make very detailed internal models without too much guess work. Of course, there is some degree of guessing as to exact finishes and materials. I have tried to use only materials I have seen in the official images, or those that have been mentioned in the planning documents.
In making the images, it become very apparent that the finish materials will have a drastic effect on the overal design. The geometry is fairly simple, but the forms really change with the asemeteric design. The only thing that really binds the unusual spaces together is a limited pallet of materials. The brick really gives a rich texture to the spaces and frames openings. The flooring could be an issue. When I modelled poured concrete on the floor and walls between the brick columns, it quickly started to look cold, and I hate to say, a little like a car park. But, if the floor stone work from outside the building is continued inside, it begins to look a lot more rich. Add to that careful lighting and the spaces I think start to look ever so dramatic. I really got the sense of a castle or fortress. And with the many layers of columns and vaults, it looks a bit like the roman colleseum. I love the view looking out from the concourses to the outside of the stadium, through the forest of brick columns. And the scales of the main entrance in the west stand is rediculous. People will feel tiny moving within that entrance.
I hope you like them.