Written by Christele Harrouk
UNStudio in collaboration with Johan Cruijff ArenA designed a winning plan for the Korean National Football Centre in Seoul. Focusing on health, wellness, science, technology, education, and promoting a healthy lifestyle, the project was selected as the winning design in an international closed competition that took place in March this year.
Commissioned by the Korean Football Association (KFA), the new state of the art National Football Centre in Seoul will take on two programs, it will become home to the Korean national team and their trainers, as well as a laboratory for future generations helping to foster their careers.
In the conception phase of the master plan, UNStudio gathered a team of industry specialists including an international team of leading football stadium managers, alongside specialists in sports science and digital data collection, to generate a project “based on lessons learned from other top international football clubs and training centers”.