On 18 April 2007 the Committee of the UEFA entertained positive decision on granting the right of the organization of the European Championships in football in 2012 to Poland and Ukraine.
Originator in this matter was Ukraine which in 2003 signed an agreement with our country about that. In Poland six cities were chosen which were supposed to run as places of direct games. Were they Chorzow, Gdansk, Cracow, Poznan, Warsaw and Wroclaw. After announcing a decision in accordance with the act a PL.2012 company was formed, for which the design and the structure of all new facilities and the reconstruction are basic tasks, essential to football games. Finally decided about construction of four new stadiums in Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan and Wroclaw.
The National Stadium in Warsaw
The Stadium was made on the place of the old Stadium of the Decade, on Warsaw Prague. JSK Architects are the initiation of the scheme and two cooperating GMP companies and Schlaich. The Polish-German undertaking is impressive not only in its capacity but also in the outside shape. The Warsaw National Stadium has capacity of 55 thousand spectators. A structure of the stadium is an outline executed from concrete poles which were entangled with belts of the special openwork metal sheet in the white and red colour. From a distance the stadium to the illusion resembles the great wicker basketful or the national waving in the wind flag. At the stadium is a transparent roof, guaranteeing the excellent lighting during the day. A floor surface of the stadium is beyond 200 000m, the height of the facade 81,5 m.
Baltic Arena in Gdansk
The Gdansk Stadium was built in the Letnica district and German architects from the company Kellermann Wawrowsky Rhode were its designers. As befits the Shipbuilding city inseparably connected with the sea and the structure of ships, traditions of old sea builders were an inspiration for Stadium. Thatching the stadium consists of resembling formers, more and more transparent elements upwards. With this peculiar solution the lump of the stadium to the illusion is looking like the stone of amber, gleaming in the sun. The stadium with capacity of 44 thousand spectators is making up from six storeys, from which the lowest is below the ground. It is possible to find here a VIP boxes, business, shops, restaurants, offices and also the club museum.
Poznan’s urban stadium
Stadium on the Euro 2012 in Poznan won’t be a new, but modified object with existing so far Urban Stadium. Is located in very centre of Poznan, crossing Ptasia street and Bulgarian street. The reconstruction has been lasting already for nine years and is embracing podiums and making roof. Till the time of beginning championships will have been built 41 thousands places and ultimately will be 5 thousands more. A studio of Construction System Modernisms is the initiator of the scheme of the reconstruction. The project assume a little bit less extravagant than others, resembling the regular cylindrical in shape covered with white membrane. From a distance the stadium resembles the pillow a little bit blown up.
Urban Stadium in Wroclaw
Wroclaw’s “Lantern”” as is determined stood up not in the city centre, but in Wroclaw’s Maslice. Stadium similarly as the one in Warsaw is the result of the project of the JSK studio Architects. A distinctive feature of this stadium is an elevation made from the special ring, which thanks for appropriate highlighting can change colours. They may be adapted for events taking place there. The stadium was called the “Lantern” because of its structure resembles the Chinese lantern. Capacity of the stadium is 42 thousands, from which 2130 places is destined for VIPs. The surface area of buildings of the stadium amounts 41017 m², the entire area of the object is 164152 m². The stadium has six storeys and 39.99m of heights.