OMA’s Feyenoord City masterplan features new stadium and neighbourhood redevelopment
OMA’s plans to create a masterplan containing the stadium of Dutch football team Feyenoord has been approved for Rotterdam by the City Council.
The Feyenoord City Masterplan has been developed in collaboration with the football club and the municipality of Rotterdam, featuring the construction of a new stadium combined with the development of the surrounding neighbourhood.
The 63,000-seat stadium will function as a catalyst for the urban development of Rotterdam Zuid, an area that is in need of rejuvenation and economic support.
The development will be located on the waterfront and will feature a new and larger stadium for Feyenoord and renovation of the football club’s iconic yet outdated original stadium, De Kuip, which will be converted into apartments, commercial space, an athletics sports center and a public square.
Feyenoord City will also include the development of the Urban Bridge as well as the Strip and Kuip Park.
Surrounding the newly redeveloped De Kuip stadium will offer green space for sport and leisure activities as well as residential units.
De Strip, a three-dimensional pedestrian walkway, will connect the old stadium with the new stadium and include new public and commercial space as well as parking facilities. Additionally, Feyenoord City will be connected to the Laan op Zuid through The Urban Bridge, a promenade for slow traffic, a release revealed.
The new stadium will be located at an infrastructural node, ensuring accessibility by car, bus and public transport. The new infrastructure and stadium development is accompanied by an extensive social program with sports at its core. Feyenoord will set up a new multi sports club for the residents of Rotterdam Zuid, and cooperate with the surrounding neighborhoods to encourage sports participation.
The entire program consists of 180,000m2 of housing; 64,000m2 of commercial space which includes a cinema, restaurants, hotels and shops; and 83,000m2 of public programme featuring a sports experience centre and sports fields.
The project is headed by managing partner and architect, David Gianotten who joined the firm in 2008.
Over the last decade, multiple plans have been proposed for the renovation of the original stadium as well as new build plans to facilitate the football club’s expanding ambitions both in the national and European football leagues, however none has received approval until now.
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Rem Koolhaas attended the official unveiling of the project, in addition to delivering a public lecture.
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