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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

EUROBORG STADIUM in Groningen, the Netherlands by Wiel Arets Architects

 
March 23rd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects

The multifunctional Euroborg stadium is a catalyst for a multiplicity of amenities that do not compete with the facilities in the city centre, but reinforce Groningen’s key position in the north of Holland. The complex houses theatres, sports facilities, shops, offices, apartments and catering establishments, in a synergy that benefits both users and facility managers. Rather than a conventional stadium with a football pitch, Euroborg will be a sort of microcosm where social interaction and social control go hand in hand.

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  • Architects:Wiel Arets Architects
  • Project: Euroborg stadium
  • Location: Boumaboulevard 41  NL 9723 Z Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Hélène Binet, Arjen Schmitz, Kim Zwarts, Jan Bitter
  • Project team : Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Barend Christmas, Johannes Kappler
  • Collaborators : Pedro Anão, Jacques van Eyck, William Fung, Jörg Lüthke, Paul Tesser, Andrea Tontsch, Satoru Umehara, Sadamu Shirafuji

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  • Models: Sandra Feick, Vanessa Keith, Jaap Kraayenhof, Kees Lemmens, Susana Sala
  • Furniture design : Wiel Arets Architects, Furiture produced by Moooi
  • Urban planning : Wiel Arets Architects, Gemeente Groningen
  • Date of design : 1998 – 2001
  • Date of completion : 2002 – 2006
  • Budget : € 90.000.000,- excl. BTW   € 107.100.000,- incl. BTW
  • Client : Euroborg NV: Gemeente Groningen  +  G4 developers.
  • Area : 62.600 m2, parking garage with 1,000 spaces, theater with 1.950 seats, 2.000 m2 casino, 8.500 m2 school for Horeca and tourism, 23.000 m2 office space, 10.000 m2 retail/ fitness space, 180 apartments
  • Consultants : BAM Advies & Engineering bv, DGMR bv, Tebodin Consultants & Engineers bv, T&H Adviesbureau Installatietechniek bv, Infra Consult+Engineering bv

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The stadium itself is an empty space constructed under architecture, with capacity for 22,500 spectators. It can be adjusted to reflect its use, which can be related to the activities of the entire complex. The project is modelled on the amphitheatre of the Tuscan town of Lucca that, over the years, evolved into an urban square surrounded by a double ring of possibilities. This is why there are no front and rear situations; the specific function of the place dictates its ultimate design. The outer spaces along the Oude Windschoterdiep are part of the public recreation amenities. Billboards can be placed in the area surrounding the transformer substation alongside the Europaweg, for instance, advertising the activities and events going on behind. The public tribunes of the stadium are built up out of two rings. Fitted with communication facilities, the skyboxes, VIP areas and seats rented by companies can also be used for congresses.

Image Courtesy Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy Jan Bitter

Image Courtesy Jan Bitter

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