The construction of modern stadiums costs money, because they are not just a field with stands, and multipurpose centers. Therefore, in vogue “green” economy – the desire to reduce operating costs at the expense of alternative energy sources. An illustrative example of this trend in action - sports center Bilbao Arena in the city of Bilbao.
Bilbao Arena Sports Complex was built in Bilbao, the capital of the Spanish province of Bilbao, a member of the autonomous community of Basque Country. The sponsors of this stadium was the architectural firm ACXT Architecture, customers – municipal authorities. Bilbao Arena has a capacity of 10,000 seats and is designed for in her basketball games, concerts and other events.
But Bilbao Arena makes no special functionality but architectural originality. After all, this sports complex is a “green” arena. That is, it aimed at making the most of the operation of alternative energy sources. For example, the artificial “leaves”, which covered the outer surface of Bilbao Arena, you can unscrew. This feature is designed for natural ventilation and air conditioning systems and corridors of the building itself Bowl Sports Complex.
In Bilbao Arena, there are several tanks to collect rainwater. Collected during the rains of liquid is enough for the operation of the arena. Moreover, the sports complex also gives clean, potable water for the needs of the city of Bilbao. At Bilbao Arena you will find practically no solid concrete walls – most of the obstacles in the building made ??of glass, which allows up to the late evening to use natural rather than artificial lighting.
The cost of building this wonderful sports facility was 38 million euros.