herzog & de meuron: stade bordeaux atlantique
herzog & de meuron: stade bordeaux atlantique
jul 20, 2011

herzog & de meuron: stade bordeaux atlantique

‘grand stade de bordeaux’ by herzog & de meuron, bordeaux, france images © herzog & demeuron




with the development team now announced, swiss-studio herzog & de meuron’s ‘grand stade de bordeaux’ is ready to break ground. scheduled for completion in 2015, the 40,000-seat stadium is set to host a range of cultural events while acting as home field to FC girondins de bordeaux.

herzog & de meuron: stade bordeaux atlantique entrance




located in the city’s green belt district, the design seeks to establish a constant connection with the surrounding natural environment. hovering above the landscape, the symmetrical structure is defined by an ethereal screen of repetitive slender pillars and an expansive concave roof.

herzog & de meuron: stade bordeaux atlantique lobby




a stepped pedestal cuts through the volume, entering from all sides to dictate the overall arrangement of the interior spaces. providing access to the complex the interwoven steps allow for an open plan centered around circulation and navigation.

herzog & de meuron: stade bordeaux atlantique playing field

herzog & de meuron: stade bordeaux atlantique the encompassing area will be designed by french landscape architect michel desvigne




  • This is NAZI architecture, more precisely, the design of Heinrich Tessenow for the “Strength through Joy” resort in Prora 1936. For more information read my little article about this here http://stephensonturner.com/article/herzog-de-meuron-reinvigorate-nazi-design-for-the-bordeaux-grand-stadium


  • Jiggling cleavage woman on her way (without her wedding ring) to man who makes her smile? “Nice” white children being happy? A brand new convertible? A stadium can do all that? Wow. I want one. Certainly will help my lifestyle.

  • It looks like this scheme will have problems with fire spread, means of escape and lack of ventilation at the junction of the roof and the upper tier of seating, as they seem to fuse together which could create a number of problems.

    I wonder what materials they propose for the roof structure? It is clearly a preliminary scheme.

    It would be great to keep the terraces of steps cascading into parkland but how does one control ticketed access?

  • Stunning proposal! as one can expect from H&dM

  • another epic project by herzog & de meuron, looks nice

  • I think music is Minus The Bear. Great band!

  • it’s going to change compared to the old stadium ! good bye Chaban Delmas !

  • great music on the clip, anyone know who the artist is?


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