Knut Stockhusen

Personal Profile

Knut Stockhusen studied civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart and started working as an engineer in our Stuttgart office in 2000. In 2008, he founded sbp Latin America in São Paulo, one of the office’s seven international branches. Since 2015, he has been a partner at schlaich bergermann partner and has also been managing director of the sbp office in Spain since 2020.

Today, Knut Stockhusen develops and plans versatile and complex projects worldwide. He and his team are among the leading experts in the field of special and lightweight construction, with a focus on stadium roofs and facades, sports and multi-purpose venues, moveable structures, and particularly long-span structures. He has received numerous awards for his work at the national and international level, such as for the Arena da Amazônia and the Maracanã stadium in Brazil and the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Spain.

He frequently lectures at universities and conferences, particularly on the subject of moveable structures.


  • Ingenieurkammer Baden-Württemberg
  • IASS – International Association for Shells and Spatial Structures
  • BDB Bund Deutscher Baumeister, Architekten und Ingenieure
  • Mejor Obra Pública (Best Public Work) 2017 des Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de Madrid: Stadion Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spanien
  • WAFX Prize 2017, Kategorie Building Technology: Energie- und Zukunftsspeicher, Heidelberg
  • Ingenieurpreis des Deutschen Stahlbaues 2015, Kategorie Hochbau, Auszeichnung: Maracanã-Stadion (Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho), Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien
  • IOC/IAKS Award 2013, Kategorie Major Outdoor Stadiums, Bronze: Nationalstadion Warschau, Polen
  • Ingenieurpreis des Deutschen Stahlbaues 2013, Kategorie Hochbau, Auszeichnung: Nationalstadion Warschau, Polen
  • 13. Ingenieurbau-Preis 2012: Nationalstadion Warschau, Polen
  • 2012 Award of Excellence Tensile Structures: Nationalstadion Warschau, Polen
  • World Stadium Awards 2012, The best multifunctional stadium design: Nationalstadion Warschau, Polen
  • World Stadium Awards 2012, Most innovative use of technology in stadium design: Nationalstadion Warschau, Polen
Stadium Maracanã (Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho)
San Pellegrino Flagship Factory
Stadium Civitas Metropolitano
Stadium 974
Energy and Future Storage