Results

  • Integrated definitive design provides the most innovative and sustainable football stadium in the Netherlands
  • Reduced energy consumption through optimised geometry and natural ventilation
  • Rainwater storage for irrigating the stadium field and surrounding greenery
  • Future-proof building with customisable spaces and modular elements
The new soccer stadium is set to be a striking multifunctional facility. It will meet all the regulatory requirements enabling it to host major international soccer matches including the big UEFA and FIFA finals. In addition, it aims to raise the bar for sustainable soccer stadiums while creating an inspiring lead for city development in the local area. 

Among the most sustainable soccer stadiums in the world 

The project presented a complex challenge. It combines a dramatic architectural vision with the ambition to be the most sustainable stadium in the Netherlands, delivered within budget. To meet the sustainability ambition, we organised working sessions with all stakeholders to identify integrated opportunities and design solutions on the themes of energy, a healthy and inspiring environment, and circularity. This led to a comprehensive set of sustainability measures adopted by all building disciplines, which included:

  • Significantly reduced steel requirement by using parametric design;
  • Reduced energy consumption through optimised geometry and natural ventilation; 
  • Energy positive building – one which produces more energy than it uses - with PV panels on the roof and smart controls inside;
  • Rainwater storage for irrigating the stadium field and surrounding greenery; 
  • Future-proof building with customisable spaces and modular elements;
  • Active sports and games elements in the concourse to encourage movement and healthy lifestyles.

Our design team, in collaboration with the client and stakeholders, ensured the ambitions were incorporated in the design of the new stadium. 

Results

The integrated definitive design provides the most innovative and sustainable football stadium in the Netherlands. The new stadium stands out as a multifunctional facility with focus on spectator experience and growth potential for the club, while showcasing sustainable techniques in a unique environment to inspire local residents, national and international visitors.

Project facts

  • Client
    Dutch soccer club
  • Location
    The Netherlands
  • Period
    The most sustainable soccer stadium in the Netherlands
  • Scope
    Working sessions to identify opportunities and design solutions on sustainability themes with a comprehensive set of sustainability measures