Restatement of historical significance
The starting point for our design was the AFC’s rich history. We considered the club’s traditions and records and invited input from its members, all of which contributed to a design befitting the best amateur club in the division. The building’s facilities include everything necessary to help a club of this calibre maintain its standing and reflect its status, including fully equipped massage and physiotherapy rooms, a players' tunnel suitable for the emergence of premier players, a spacious clubhouse, and a roomy 600-seat stands with a transparent canopy and spectacular views of the pitch for the fans’ comfort and convenience.
Energy-efficiency and future-proofing are embedded in the design through measures and features such as rooftop solar panels, wood trusses, connection to district heating and a greywater system. These and other sustainable considerations in concert with a leading-edge design restate, reinforce and showcase the club’s historical significance in a new and refreshing way.