The Stožice Sports Park in Ljubljana
Size matters. This large sports park, long-awaited in Ljubljana,
surpasses the needs of the city. Its size and diversity called for carefully
planned and inventive lighting. Architectural and technical luminaires by Intra
lighting met all the planners’ expectations.
Ljubljana’s Stožice Sports Park opened in August 2010; it is the largest
Slovenian project ever built in a public-private partnership. The Slovenian
capital gained an important urban centre with a surface area of 182,000 m², aimed at people with various interests and from all
generations. The park comprises a football stadium for 16,000 viewers, a sports
arena for 12,500 viewers, a large shopping centre and an extensive recreation
park, all combined into a dynamic and unexpected whole by renowned Slovenian
architects Sadar-Vuga. The football stadium is “submerged” beneath the park,
with the roof over the seats above the park’s surface giving the impression of
a monolithic crater. The sports arena is covered with a seashell-shaped dome
and the underground shopping centre – still under construction – will be
characterised by stairways and light shafts. This type of diverse architecture,
letting plenty of natural light into underground buildings, undoubtedly
presents a major challenge for the lighting supplier.
In accordance with the intended function of the buildings, an
independent lighting concept was developed for each building. The primary
lighting of the sports surfaces is determined using international sports
organisation standards; for other spaces and surfaces, suitable functional or
ambient lighting was chosen. In a large and diverse project such as this, light
often has the function of guiding and directing visitors. In the buildings completed
so far, the wide and diverse range of fine quality Intra lighting luminaires
has allowed the lighting designers to implement the optimal solutions.
Intra lighting Luminaires in the Stožice Sports Park
6200 and black Niobas luminaires, hidden in the roof structure, were
used on the stands. The concept demanded unobtrusive luminaires with only the
light being visible. In the VIP boxes, point lighting was required, partly
illuminating the roof structure and creating a dynamic feeling. Twing
luminaires were used there.
The corridors are illuminated by 5700 luminaires, positioned in the
shape of three-pointed and five-pointed stars. The simple shapes of the luminaires
were thus used to create a special appearance. In some areas, cascade effects
The Gyon lines were selected for the conference rooms, allowing the
unified illumination of the entire space with unique style. The light intensity
matches the purpose of the rooms (filming, etc.) and the lines emphasise the
length and width of the space.
7400 luminaires were used for general illumination of the arena. The
corridors are illuminated very effectively by grey Nitor luminaires, connected
to the ceiling structure. The VIP boxes are illuminated in the same manner.
Functionality and economy were the main guidelines for the lighting
concept here. 5700 - 2x49W, the chosen luminaire, is distinguished by its low
energy consumption and a long service life.
Area: 16 ha
Architecture: Sadar+Vuga - Ljubljana, KSS Sports and Leisure - London
Landscaping: Ana Kučan,
Luka Javornik – AKKA
Lighting: Intra lighting