OMA has released images of their masterplan for Feyenoord City, Rotterdam, after the plan was approved by city’s mayor and alderman. Developed for the Feyenoord football club, the project will consist of a redeveloped mixed-use district centered around a new 63,000 seat stadium for the team located along the Maas River.
The stadium will serve as the starting point for business development in the area, linking to the rest of the Rotterdam-Zuid district through a walkway and generous public space. A new active artery, called “The Strip,” will connect the new arena with Feyenoord’s current stadium, De Kuip, whose history will be preserved by its conversion into apartments, commercial space, an athletics sports center and a public square.
The renovated “Kuip Park” will contain more than 89,000 square meters (958,000 square feet) of green space for sport and leisure activities, as well as 700 residential units.
In total, the masterplan will add 180,000 square meters (1,938,000 square feet) of housing in a variety of typologies; 64,000 square meters (689,000 square feet) of retail and commercial space, including a cinema, restaurants and shopping; and 83,000 square meters (893,000 square feet) of various public program elements including a “sports experience” and urban sports fields.
“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,” said David Gianotten, partner-in-charge at OMA.
“With this design, OMA fulfills our strong desire to develop a sport city that is unique in the Netherlands and northern Europe.”
News via OMA.