Al Ain Rock Stadium wins LEAF Award

Desert stadium

The Rock Stadium in Al Ain by MZ Architects was crowned ‘Best Future Building’ in the 9th edition of the Emirates Glass LEAF Awards.

Marwan Zgheib, founder and principal received the award on September 21st at a ceremony in London’s Four Seasons Hotel.

The LEAF Awards, operated by the Leading European Architects Forum, is an annual international architectural prize.

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Rock Stadium is set into the desert landscape, and sinks its 200,000m2 structure into the ground, turning the rocky mountain into one of its main features.

It creatively works with the topography and relies on a series of emerging planes to mold the space and help cater for the 40,000 seats which it provides.

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