NEW HOME FOR FEYENOORD WILL BE BIGGEST STADIUM IN HOLLAND
Dutch giants Feyenoord are set to move to a new 63,000-seat stadium, which would become the largest in Holland.
Proposed for a site on Rotterdam's Maas river, the stadium will replace Feyenoord's existing ground, De Kuip, which is set to be redeveloped.
The stadium is designed to follow "the DNA" of De Kuip, so will have a similar bowl-shaped form. This will be formed of curved seating tiers, arranged so that they sit as close to the pitch as possible.
Project architect David Gianotten, Managing Partner of firm OMA, said: "The new Feyenoord Stadium will be as iconic and intense for the supporters and players of Feyenoord, and for the Dutch national team, as the historic Stadium de Kuip has been – but now fulfilling all top-level UEFA regulations," he said.
"We look forward to finalising the design and seeing the completed stadium in our hometown of Rotterdam."
The Feyenoord Stadium forms part of OMA's masterplan for Rotterdam Zuid, an area just outside the city centre, on the southern side of the Erasmus Bridge.
The area is already home to OMA's De Rotterdam complex, as well as buildings by Renzo Piano, Álvaro Siza and Mecanoo. MVRDV also recently revealed designs for a new tower nearby.
The masterplan involves transforming De Kuip into a mixed-use complex containing apartments, shops and offices. The old pitch will become an athletics centre, plus there will also be a new public plaza.
De Kuip was built in 1937 with a capacity for 64,000, but this was significantly reduced when the stadium was converted into an all-seater.
The new stadium in planned to open in 2023.