Erick van Egeraat’s design for a renewed Feyenoord stadium “De Kuip” and the surrounding areas, shows how both Feyenoord and the City of Rotterdam can successfully benefit from each other.
De Kuip is an icon in the Rotterdam South district where the stadium is uniquely located on the main southern entrance to the City. However, this part of Rotterdam South is currently also a highly underdeveloped problematic urban area. Its excellent connections to the main infrastructural arteries, the embankment of the river Maas and its vicinity to the City center, all are potentials unequalled in the Netherlands.
Erick van Egeraat’s proposal uses the strong brand of Feyenoord Rotterdam to create a new sports and entertainment centre that will play a key role in the revival of the Rotterdam South district and will be one of the great catalysts of Rotterdam in the next twenty years. The design proposal opts to modify the original design of the stadium as little as possible. The stadium is updated to meet full FIFA requirements while maintaining and even improving the intimate character of the stadium. By lowering the field, 5500 chairs are added with the very best view directly next to the field. This allows the second tier to be enlarged with several rows and avoids the need for a third tier, which would fundamentally change the intimate character of the stadium. Adding a roof, that can be opened and closed, allows for multiple uses of the stadium such as other sport events and music performances.
Het vernieuwde Feyenoord-stadion van de Rotterdamse architect Erick van Egeraat is van alle markten thuis. Zijn Kuip staat bovendien in een gebied dat een ingrijpende transformatie ondergaat.
Erick van Egeraat’s design for a renewed Feyenoord stadium (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and the surrounding areas has been released. ‘De Kuip’ - as the stadium is also known - is a recognised structure in the Rotterdam South district where the stadium is uniquely located on the main southern entrance to the City.