Stade de la Tuilière
|Cost||CHF 165.4 mln|
|Construction||12.2017 - 10.2020|
|Design||MLZD, Sollberger Bögli|
Stade de la Tuilière – design description
The winning concept for Lausanne’s new football stadium combines simplicity with innovative approach towards organising the semi-open space under stands. MLZD and Sollberger Bögli plan foresees the simple 12,000-capacity stands enclosed in a rectangular outer form.
Also kept simple, corners of the outer shape will be impressively cut, making the stadium visually lighter despite its rough concrete feeling. Together with stands visible from outside (no vertical supports, only diagonal), the cut edges seem to uplift the stadium.
At the same time all edges constitute main entry gates inside. And after entering fans may realize that there’s more use to them – the concrete slabs will also serve as stairways and public plazas to sit on during breaks.
This fresh approach won’t come at an irrational price, though the new home of Lausanne-Sports won’t be the cheapest in its size too. The €70 million stadium is expected to be delivered in 2019 in northern Lausanne, where the dense urban fabric of the city meets more rural landscapes.
New stadium: Meet the cut corners of Lausanne’s Tuilière
At the beginning it was supposed to open in 2019, then in mid-2020. None of these dates was met, because the inauguration of the stadium with cut corners took place in the last days of November.
Switzerland: Groundbreaking ceremony held in Lausanne
Ground is now officially broken at the site of Stade de la Tuilière, as it's commonly known. Actual works have been going on for months, though, even if heavy snowfall hid it well.
New design: Entire roof made of wood? Well, why not?
Spoiler alert: this stadium is not getting built. But that won’t stop us from showing yet another bold vision by Sadar + Vuga from Slovenia. Quite a piece to see!