Herzog & de Meuron
Competition
2001-2002
Project
2002-2004
Realization
2002-2005
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Process

A bowl, a cabaret, an opera stage, a roll of yarn: examples of spaces that focus on the center.

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The site of the stadium lies to the south of Munich in a relatively undefined place between moorland and city, next to a highway intersection and a garbage dump with a windmill.

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Models of the access route to the stadium as a moorland pathway covering one of Europe’s biggest car parks, the stadium as a self-contained body, with lighting and air-cushion cladding.

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Color study, montage and lighting for the air cushions.

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An earlier proposal includes a zeppelinlike element to close the roof.

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The stadium as a closed shell with integrated boxes and air-cushion fixtures.

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The Allianz Arena forms a volume around the playing field, incorporating cascading stairways, a canti- levered roof and steel structures with air cushions; pathways wind along over the roof of the car park.

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The stadium as a body of light, in three changing colors, hovering in the landscape.

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The processional-like pathway over the car park roof, the corridors and stairways to the tiers, the car park entrances, and the VIP zone with its ceiling in creditcard gold.

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Drawings

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Team

Facts

Client
Allianz Arena - MĂĽnchen Stadion GmbH
Planning
Clubs: FC Bayern MĂĽnchen and TSV 1860 MĂĽnchen Sponsoring: Allianz AG
General Planning: HVB Immobilien AG, Munich, Germany
Architect Planning: Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd., Basel, Switzerland
General Contractor: Alpine Bau Deutschland AG, Eching, Germany
Specialist / Consulting
Animation (Competition Entry): Tapio Snallmann, Christian Grou
Building Data
Site Area: 3'336'809 sqft, 310'000 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 1'840'626 sqft, 171'000 sqm
Footprint: 404'722 sqft, 37'600 sqm
Length: 744 ft, 227 m
Width: 846 ft, 258 m
Height: 164 ft, 50 m
Links
www.allianz-arena.de
www.fcbayern.telekom.de
www.tsv1860.de

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