Global specialist architects, Populous have won a major baseball design competition in South Korea -the design of upcoming NC Dinos Baseball Park in Changwon City, near Busan, in the South of the country. The 22,000 seat NC Dinos Baseball Park has a construction value of USD $100M.
A key feature of the Populous design is the roof top gardens stretching the length of the building area, which take their inspiration from the design of the High Line in Manhattan, a park built on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad. Populous senior principal Andrew James said the project is the first true baseball ballpark for families and fans in South Korea and the design has built on the firm’s extensive experience with MLB in the United States, particularly Petco Park in San Diego and Target Field in Minneapolis.
Their new stadium will also be surrounded by interactive parklands and all commercial spaces, in the stadium, including restaurants, fan retail shop, function room and café have also been designed for use outside game day. Populous is designing the project with local partner Haeahn Consortium and construction is scheduled for completion in 2018. Source and images by Populous.