Svenska Fotbollsförbundet, Solna Stad, PEAB, Fabege and Jernhusen
Friends Arena is Sweden's new national stadium. It is built to house all types of events and seats 50,000 for football games, while concerts and other events can accomodate up to 65,000 spectators.
The arena has a retractable roof made up of two enormous plates that can be opened and closed within twenty minutes. This allows for events to be held in a pleasant climate all year round. The arena is thus suited for all types of playing fields, such as grass, clay, gravel, ice or water - no matter the season. The stadium building forms part of a major new urban area, including housing, offices, commercial spaces and sports facilities.
C.F. Møller Architects and Arkitekterna Krook & Tjäder in collaboration with Populous
Projektengagemang, Mats Strömberg Ingenjörsbyrå, HOK Sports
- IOC/IAKS Award - Bronze. 2015
- 2015 sb, International magazine for sports, #5/2015