Herzog & de Meuron has completed this £122 million, multi-purpose stadium in Bordeaux, France
Known as the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, the 42,000-capacity arena will be the home ground of local football club Girondins de Bordeaux.
The 77,090m² lakefront venue will also host five matches – including one semi-final – for the UEFA EURO 2016 tournament. The stadium, which features a raised playing surface, can also be converted to host rugby matches, concerts, and corporate events.
According to a statement from the practice: ‘Special attention was paid to the integration of the structure into the grand landscape of Bordeaux. The meticulous geometrical arrangement of bowl structure and columns reflects the pattern created by trees and paths in the surrounding landscape.’
The description continued: ‘The diaphanous volume opens up to the surrounding landscape while the grand stairs express openness and accessibility for everyone. Its transparency reveals all the energy and activities that will transform this piece of land into a new and vibrant part of Bordeaux.’
Herzog & de Meuron won the project in a competition four years ago and construction started on a site next to the Bordeaux Exhibition Centre in 2013.
Source: Iwan Baan
Herzog & de Meuron completes Bordeaux stadium