India, Neu-Delhi 

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadion in New Delhi


Competition 2006 – 1st Prize
Volkwin Marg und Hubert Nienhoff
Project leaders
Sven Schmedes, Markus Pfisterer
Project team
Rüdiger von Helmolt, Florian Schwarthoff, Tomomi Arai, Fari Rahimi-Nedjat, Constanze Elges, Claudio Aceituno Husch
Co-operation with
schlaich bergermann und partner; CES Consulting Engineering Services; IG Tech
Central Public Works Department (CPWD)
Construction period



Knut Stockhusen (sbp)

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the venue for the opening and closing ceremony, as well as for the rugby and athletics events, will be the center of attention during the Commonwealth Games 2010. The redesign of the existing bowl structure and the new roof will create a modern stadium, which reflects its tradition and historical roots at the same time. A rotating steel grid will spin around the stadium bowl in two separated layers, forming an inner and outer ring around the existing stand construction. This expressive colonnade construction will carry the new roof and the new access system, consisting of ramps and stairs. This main structural system will generate the new architectural character of the stadium. The tomb located right next to the stadium represents an archaeological heritage. This building will become a part of the new image by integrating it into the new structure without touching it.