Feyenoord City Rotterdam, NL

year: 2018
size: 10 - 100 ha
type: specials
client: Feyenoord City
with: OMA City of Rotterdam
Feyenoord Stadium design approved by Feyenoord FC

Right before the end of 2018 our public space design for Feyenoord Stadium was approved. In close collaboration with OMA, Feyenoord and the city Rotterdam we are proud to present the public space design for the new Feyenoord Stadium. Unlike most stadium designs this design stands out in its urban planning and landscape strategy. What is now an industrial site will transform into a new focal point of Rotterdam. Public space and stadium will form together a visual and functional beacon between the north bank and south bank of the city. The iconic bowl shape of the 63.000 seat stadium is extended into the public concourse, that is elevated above the river like the deck of a cruise ship. Stadium and concourse will be able to host smaller and larger events year-round; all public space will be permanently accessible to the public around the event mode.

The concourse will be a performative public space in a double role for both stadium and a new city district. On match days the crowds will gather before entering the Stadium, but the concourse will also distribute several slow traffic routes along the water and into the surrounding neighborhoods. From the concourse the visitor can view both into the stadium and out over the river in both directions of the river bend. Sports and recreational activities can take place along a year-round agenda that extends into the neighboring public spaces of the Strip, the Mallegat Park and the Waterfront.

The decision of approval of this stage in the project is an important landmark moment. The next steps will be a further elaboration of the concourse and the direct surroundings of the stadium, in close relation to the urban developments that take place within the Feyenoord City initiative. Mobility plan, restaurants and catering, sports program and cultural initiatives will further materialize in the next phases of the project. Plan development will continue in 2019.

Rendered images by OMA