Craven Cottage (I)
|Design not meant to be implemented
Craven Cottage (I) – design description
It’s a new version of Fulham’s Craven Cottage. Main assumption was to make modern design yet keep the classic part that is so characteristic for Craven Cottage.
Hammersmith End, Putney End and Riverside Stand would be torn down and rebuilt. Brick facade of Heynes Stand would remain untouched, although whole stand inside would be totally rebuilt. The Cottage Pavilion would remain in the same spot, but it would be hidden under the facade and roof and turned into club’s museum.
Capacity is 39.000 (it could be extended to 42.000 when regulations will allow standing terraces). There are 80 VIP suites, restaurants and VIP lobby in the Riverside Stand with huge glass wall with the view of the river Thames.
Facade on the new part of the stadium would be made of four rings covered with Parklex (or similar material) to match the colour of the Heynes Stand’s facade. Roof would reach it’s highest point above the Riverside Stand and then descends towards Heynes Stand.