plans have been revealed for a football stadium in the netherlands that includes four mixed-use towers that rise out of the grandstands. conceived by moederscheim moonen architects as a ‘multifunctinal landmark’ for the city of rotterdam, the project involves renovating an existing stadium to include a number of extra facilities for both commercial and social purposes. importantly, the design responds to the major housing construction task the city faces in the coming years.

football stadium netherlands
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designed for SBV excelsior, a club that plays in the second tier of dutch football, moederscheim moonen’s plans increase the capacity of the current stadium from approximately 4,300 to 6,500 seats. the scheme comprises a large multifunctional volume — containing residential and recreational programming — which forms part of the arena itself. four towers emerge above the stadium, each topped with a green roof. the project forms part of a larger development, which includes additional sports facilities.

football stadium in the netherlands plans mixed-use towers that rise above the playing field



the architects not only developed a plan for the stadium, but also worked on the other assignments that contribute to the total area development on behalf of the municipality. for instance, the plan contains solutions in terms of mobility, diversity of programming, and a balanced use of greenery and existing recreational space, fully integrating the stadium within the city’s urban fabric. the development plan has now been submitted to rotterdam’s city council.



project info:


name: stadion SBV excelsior
location: rotterdam, the netherlands
team: moederscheim moonen architects
client: SBV excelsior, municipality of rotterdam
architect: erik moederscheim