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The Hungarian Football Academy decided to build a UEFA category III football stadium suitable for hosting Hungarian league matches and junior tournaments as well as different international competitions. The construction of the new arena started in 2008.

The structure was designed to fit into a large plan designed by famous Hungarian architect Imre Makovecz, which includes a dormitory for the Football Academy, professional and medical center and canteen, designed by Makovecz’ former student, Tamás Dobrosi.

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The 3,400-seat arena features nearly 1,000 tons of wood, around 80 percent of which was manufactured by Austrian timber manufacturer Rubner Holzbau using mid-grade and glulam, while Hungarian timber mill Sokon completed the remaining fabrication and construction. Their dedication to creating an organic structure Hungary can be proud of has resulted in one of the most attractive stadiums ever built.

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Via World Architecture News