London Stadium awarded Stadium of the Year

The London Stadium won Stadium DB’s ‘Stadium of the Year 2016’ in the seventh edition of the annual competition.

KSS Director Andy Simons was on the expert-judging panel evaluating the visual impact, aesthetics, concept, innovation and relation to surroundings on a selection of worldwide stadiums.

The former London 2012 Olympic Stadium finished top in the jury vote, and top 20 in the public vote.

At KSS, we have been working on the London Stadium since 2008 providing architectural technical advice to the LDA and LLDC on the transformation post Games. Our latest work delivered contemporary designs for the internal bowl seating graphics echoing the iconic shard design synonymous with the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

We worked on a number of design studies with the LLDC, WHUFC and Newham Council to create the perfect solution that maintained the heritage of the Olympic Stadium, but flexible enough to provide a multi-use stadium legacy that the West Ham United FC fans can be proud to call home.

Following extensive consultation with Irons’ supporters, the design includes the world-renowned crossed hammer symbol on the lower tier seats on both the North and South stands together with the team colours in a stunning installation.

The refreshing addition of the famous claret and blue colours are perfect for a multi-use venue and have helped fans acclimatise to their new surroundings adding a sense of style to the stadium bowl.