Venue: Konya Büyükşehir Stadium
Location: Antalya, Turkey
Manufacturers: Hera LED, Turkey / MADRIX, Germany
Distributors: Hera LED, Turkey
Installers: Hera LED, Turkey
Architects: Bahadır Kul Architects, Turkey
Lighting / Visual Designers: Hera LED, Turkey
Konya Stadium was voted one of the top 4 sporting venues of the MONDO-DR Awards 2018.
The design of Konya Metropolitan Stadium is a synthesis of contemporary structures and cultural clues, and an architectural highlight no matter what time of day it is. The large arena does not only stand out from the rest of the surrounding city buildings, but simply plays in a design league of its own.
By day, the facade is dominated by triangular, pentagonal, and hexagonal shapes that are often used in Seljuk structures. These tiles are painted in green and white, conforming to the colors of the local soccer team of European football. Metal gutters pass through the facade and are used to define the geometric forms, to drain the roof water, and to install the linear LED lighting system.
That is why, by night, it becomes something else entirely. The exterior turns into a large-scale LED media facade against the dark bringing out the asymmetrical design even more prominently. Fluid animations, moving visuals, and colorful and energetic effects are a highlight for visitors and passers-by alike.
Choosing the right products was paramount. 3578 meters of specially-produced RGB strip of the Hera Sword series have been installed in order to provide fixtures that could convince with their reliable operation in high and low temperatures, DMX support, IP67 conformity, durable materials, lumen output, handling, and pixel mapping.
628x X-CV3 constant-voltage LED drivers as well as 18x DS-4 fully-isolated splitters make sure that power and data are reliably provided over the entire facade. 4x MADRIX LUNA 8 Art-Net controllers receive the data from the MADRIX lighting control software (1x MADRIX KEY professional). Besides the standard animations, various shows are also programmed with the individual colors of invited guest teams.
This project presented various challenges due to the nature of the building and its structures as well as the short installation time of 3 months during the winter season with heavy snowfall. They were mainly overcome by a team of 9 climbers.