in rotterdam, the feyenoord city masterplan in which international firm OMA has proposed for their home city has been giving the go-ahead for construction of the vast site for a new stadium and wider neighborhood situated along the maas river. the redevelopment of the site includes the current de kuip stadium which is renowned in the dutch city.
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taking this importance in which the existing stadium has on the city, OMA’s masterplan for feyenoord city will include the realisation of a new 63,000 seat stadium, located at the waterfront and evolve into a recognized landmark.
the stadium will be directly linked to rotterdam-zuid through a walkway and ample public space. at the core of the masterplan is ‘the strip’, a 800m long boulevard connecting the new stadium to de kuip, which will be reconverted into apartments, commercial space, an athletics sports center and a public square.
‘with the development of feyenoord city, OMA contributes to the next phase of development for the city of rotterdam, our home town. we help to connect parts of the city that were isolated and difficult to reach; we designed a piece of city around the feyenoord football club and its new stadium, which will connect people through sport and community. with this design, OMA fulfills our strong desire to develop a sport city that is unique in the netherlands and northern europe.’ – david gianotten, partner-in-charge at OMA
the completion of this sports city will also contain ‘kuip park’, an additional 89,000 sqm of green space for sport and leisure activities, as well as 700 residential units. in total, the program of feyenoord city consists of 180,000 sqm housing in different typologies, 64,000m2 commercial space including a new cinema, restaurants and shops related to sports and 83,000m2 public program including a sports experience and urban sport fields.
the kuip park will offer an additional 89,000m2 of green space for sport and leisure activities
64,000m2 commercial space including a new cinema, restaurants and shops related to sports will be included
model showing the insertion of the waterfront stadium