The Arena is located northwest of downtown Leipzig close to the “Zentralstadion” soccer stadium. Arena Leipzig serves as olympic training center for numerous athletic disciplines and is the home of several sports clubs. In addition all kinds of large-scale sports and entertainment events are hosted here. The buildings mass is oriented at right angle to “Jahn Allee” boulevard and establishes connections in all directions. The decision to place the program's two minor sports halls at ground level at the front end of the building allows to build an entrance hall that continues the direction of “Gustav-Adolf-Strasse” coming from downtown. This layout facilitates visitor orientation and automatically guides even particularly large crowds during major events towards the entrance.
Project data: Competition: 1995 – 1st prize Client: City of Leipzig Completed: 2002 Budget: 41.4 Mio € Gross floor area: 22,000 m² Gross volume: 217,500 m³ Location: Am Sportforum, 04105 Leipzig