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Klassnik Corporation unwraps Cambridge football club project


London-based Klassnik Corporation has completed the transformation of the supporters club at Cambridge United FC


The practice was commissioned to bring an inspiring and transformational piece of public art to the football club’s rundown supporters club.

Located behind the north stand of the proposed Cambridge Community Stadium development, the plan was to produce a space that could evolve and encourage interaction beyond match day fans.

The site had previously been home to a low rise block with a cheap smoking shelter and a car wash.

Inspired by American Freeway buildings and the BEST Products Stores of the seventies, Klassnik conceived a supergraphic cedar rainscreen which forms a skin over the existing building.

This cladding conceals half of the old building while leaving the other half exposed and a graphic ‘swoosh’ extends from 3m above the existing roof line.


Abbey Lounge at Cambridge United FC by Klassnik Corporation

Abbey Lounge at Cambridge United FC by Klassnik Corporation


Abbey Lounge at Cambridge United FC by Klassnik Corporation

Abbey Lounge at Cambridge United FC by Klassnik Corporation

Project data

Location Cambridge United FC, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge
Type of project community
Client Grosvenor
Architect The Klassnik Corporation
Structural engineer Andrew Firebrace Partnership
Main contractor RG Carter
Funding public art developer contribution
Appointment invited
Tender date February 2016
Start on site date June 2016
Completion date July 2016
Contract duration 4 weeks
Form of contract and/or procurement client standard terms
Total cost confidential


Readers' comments (2)

  • A good swoosh, inspired low cost cosmetics, but supergraphics? - and I wonder if James Wines would've come up with something even more eye-catching?

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  • Simple, clean, and contemporary. This project breathes fresh life into an otherwise tired building, and all on a low budget.

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