7/21/2011

Stade de Foret

The French embark on a brand new state of the art stadium in Bordeaux, France.  The 40,000 seat stadium designed by Herzog & de Meuron and landscape design by Michel Desvigne is now ready to break ground.  Slated for completion in 2015 the 'Grand Stade de Bordeaux' will be located within the cit's existing green belt district.


Photos by Herzog & de Meuron

The buildings design provides a natural sense of fluidity, easily approachable from its multiple staircases at all points of the stadium and the open transition from exterior to the interior, never really enclosing itself leaving all points exposed to the elements.  A large focus of the concept incorporates the surrounding environment blending with the building, as reflected in the concave roof which is supported by a series of thin white columns, appearing like a forest of birch trees.  Home field to the FC Girondins de Bordeaux, the 'Grande Stade de Bordeaux' will also host a variety of cultural events.


BORDEAUX NEW STADIUM from Benoit MILLOT on Vimeo.