On the 1st of June, Feyenoord Rotterdam and Stadion Feijenoord have presented the updated design for their new 63,000-seat capacity stadium. The design for the Feyenoord City project has been optimised to ensure a timely and cost-effective delivery of the stadium.
The stadium site will be accessible by public transport and is situated at a new location along the river Nieuwe Maas, embedded in the surrounding neighbourhoods of Rotterdam-Zuid. The stadium is described as a ‘future-proof infrastructure’ for both football and other activities in the surrounding communities.
The bowl-shaped steel structure supports the three-tier stands and its roof. The design ensures an increase in capacity of more than 13,000 seats, while placing the spectators as close to the pitch as possible. The design of the bowl offers one of the best sightlines among stadiums of this scale.
The new venue is an open stadium with a public concourse on the main entry level. The landscape concept around the stadium includes strong access points from both sides of the city. On match days, crowds will gather on the concourse before entering the stadium.
The old stadium De Kuip will be retained as a listed monument, but reconstructed for new use. The field will get a running track and will serve as a leisure space. A so-called ‘Strip’ is planned between the new Feyenoord City and the old De Kuip with a broad development programme, including housing, retail, restaurants, leisure and social development.
Architects OMA have submitted the building permit and finalised detailed design for Feyenoord City. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2022, with the building’s completion planned for 2025.
The Stadium Consultancy joined the project late 2017 and will continue its role as specialist stadium consultant to the client project management team.
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