|Cost||141 mln €|
|Design||Erwin Eekelaar, Joris Molenaar, Robin van Holst, Adriaan Geuze, Mick Eekhout, Arie Krijgsman, Paul Groenendijk, Michiel Holthinrichs, Daan Verhoeven|
De Kuip – design description
This concept isn’t officially pursued by the club. It’s an independent initiative by prominent Rotterdam architects, planners and entrepreneurs, supported by thousands of Feyenoord fans. Main aim is to preserve famous De Kuip as future home of the club, opposed to the vision of relocation south, to a completely new venue.
The plan is to leave both existing tiers of seating, but after raising the roof a third one would come, brining capacity up to some 63,000. With additional external supports the ground’s shape would change and more space for commercial development would become available.
Rotterdam: Feyenoord Stadium to be built on water?
Three possible location for new Feyenoord stadium are under consideration. Two of them would see the stadium built partly on water. And the club seems delighted with such vision!
Rotterdam: “At least listen to Red De Kuip”
Stadion Feijenoord Shareholders Association urges the club to engage with Red De Kuip, runners-up of last year stadium competition. Can this still be Feyenoord’s future stadium?
Rotterdam: It’s official, De Kuip plan scrapped
The winning bidders found not to be able to deliver the stadium expansion within budget. Feyenoord lost a year of works and is left without a backup plan. What now? We wait…
Rotterdam: Red De Kuip ready if asked by Feyenoord
Feyenoord’s negotiations with BAM Sports don’t seem to progress despite months passing. That’s why the runner-ups for De Kuip revamp announce they’re ready to take over.
Rotterdam: De Kuip reconstruction under threat?
Despite over half a year since the preferred bidder selection, BAM is yet to submit stadium plans for evaluation. It’s unclear whether their concept is feasible at all.
Rotterdam: Winning concept of De Kuip selected
Conceptual vision by BAM Sports was confirmed to have won De Kuip’s revamp today. The old stadium will grow to 70,000 and become by far the largest in all of Benelux.
Rotterdam: Two finalists for Feyenoord's stadium
After weeks of aveluation the three experts employed in late 2013 made their selection. Red De Kuip and BAM proposals of how the new De Kuip should look were chosen as best. But only one can selected in the end...
New design: De Kuip by Erick van Egeraat
The only candidate-vision of Feyenoord’s stadium redevelopment so focused on exposing the historical structure. Erick van Egeraat thinks a tribute to initial creators is key for new De Kuip.
New design: De Kuip according to Zwarts en Jansma
Holland’s most famous stadium may become even more recognizable thanks to a massive illuminated roof. That’s almost 100,000 sqm of bright ETFE membrane.
New design: De superKuip
They are the last key player to prezent their vision of how Feyenoord’s new stadium should look. Volker Wessels took full advantage of it and prepared their presentation better than anyone else.
New design: Latest proposition for De Kuip revamp
The crucial moment is getting closer and Feyenoord will soon be suggested, which option might work best for the club. With deadline for recommendation near major, players step in, presenting their concept of how a 65,000-capacity De Kuip might look.
Rotterdam: Lowering the pitch enough to get 20,000 more seats?!
If the football field gets lowered by 165cm, capacity could get as high up as 70,000 seats, claims the renowned architecture practice Zwarts en Jansma, making headlines throughout the Netherlands.
Rotterdam: Stadium future for Feyenoord for further analysis
Three specialists representing various interests are to analyse all available options and find the best long-term solution for Feyenoord. First findings should be known in January and in April the results are to be presented to the city.
Rotterdam: De Kuip to be expanded after all?
It seems that despite initial hostility campaigners opting to retain the existing stadium may be taken seriously. Stadion Feijenoord commissioner Carlo de Swart urges the club to treat the Red De Kuip campaign “damn seriously”.
Rotterdam: No new stadium for Feyenoord!
Council’s opposition smashed the dreams of building the new 63,000-seater. Now Feyenoord writes about ‘extreme dissappointment’, while opponents of the project celebrate. Will this mean renovation of De Kuip is back on the table?
Rotterdam: Council support for new stadium uncertain
Though it seemed like all obstacles are gone, now a new threat for the 63,000-seat stadium arises. Support from coalition party D66 has been withdrawn, which means the municipal bank guarantee may not be approved.
Rotterdam: Protesters betrayed? The city supports new stadium without looking into both bids
The choice is between building a new arena next to De Kuip (€313 million) and redeveloping the current stadium to a similar standard (€117 million). What will Rotterdam support? Unexpectedly a leaked email revealed mayor and council members in favour of the more expensive solution before even analyzing both bids properly.
Rotterdam: De Kuip enthusiasts strike back
Despite Feyenoord’s determination to leave De Kuip and build a new stadium across the street, ‘Save De Kuip’ campaign isn’t giving up. Enthusiasts of reviving the existing De Kuip have just published their extensive report on the idea and will present it to city officials.
Rotterdam: Mayor speaks of new stadium’s importance
Talking to RTV Rijnmond, mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb admitted the new 63,000-seat stadium isn’t important only to Feyenoord, but to the whole city of Rotterdam as well.
New design: Nieuw Stadion Rotterdam
One thing’s for sure – this isn’t its final look. But we’re presenting it, because there’s still a long way to go before construction starts in 2016. Will this be the best stadium in all of Benelux? All indications say yes…