Christchurch, New Zealand
After the devastation of two major earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, the city was left without any major outdoor gathering place, for sport or entertainment. The Government decided to build a temporary stadium, and the challenge was to build a cost-effective stadium, as quickly as possible, to the highest possible safety standards, with great atmosphere and sightlines.
AMI Stadium creates a unique gathering space in Christchurch, using fabric and graphics to embrace the temporary nature of the stadium and give it a special identity. The stadium construction utilised recycling as the main way of sourcing materials, recycling the pitch, seating and screens.