Sportpark De Braak
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||€ 55 mln|
|Design||MoederscheimMoonen Architects, FaulknerBrowns Architects, CULD|
Sportpark De Braak – design description
New home for Helmond Sport is expected to be delivered within the current location, at De Braak. This time it will be conjoined with secondary functions to cater for varying needs. In total a floor space of 11,000 m2 is expected.
Both long sides of the stadium will house the non-football uses. The west side is expected to comprise educational facilities, aside from Helmond Sport's offices. The opposite straight would see a sports hall attached, along with gyms and physiotherapy facilities. Two local amateur football teams would also benefit from the floor space.
The entirety was created with focus on pedestrian and bicycle connections, encouraging people to wander around and even on top. The east stand will have a green plinth accessible to everyone. Significant portion of the entire roof will be covered with grass to provide natural insulation and absorb rainwater, while protecting the complex from overheating.
The stadium's auditorium was planned for 4,500 people initially. In 2020 an alteration came, reducing the crowd size to 3,600 and with no stands behind goals. However, both capacity options foresee room for growth.
The Netherlands: Change of plans for Helmond
It was touch and go for a while but now the new stadium plan for Helmond Sport is back on track. That said, major design alterations had to be made in order for the plans to become viable once more.
Netherlands: Construction of the new Helmond Sport stadium to start this November
Finally the construction of the new sports center in Helmond will commence. Sportpark De Braak is planned to be opened in 2023.
New design: Helmond's green landmark
Covered with grass and wrapped in cycling paths, with hidden educational and sports facilities. This planned stadium in Helmond is so interesting that you won't mind seeing only one render.