|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||CHF 36 mln|
|Design||Burkard Meyer Architekten|
|Contractor||HRS Real Estate AG|
Description: Torfeld Süd
Construction of a new stadium in southern Torfeld is expected to become a major part of entire district’s revival. This industrial area is located in a very attractive part of Aarau, but has been residentially and commercially unused. Its transformation is expected to cost CHF 170 million, of which the stadium should consume 36 million.
The concept was delivered by Burkard Meyer. The architect is known for simple, minimalistic and harmonious designs and so it is with Torfeld Süd. The stadium is visually enclosed by a rectangular concrete frame with openwork colonnade showing the bright red stands. Likewise, floodlights also form a frame instead of single masts.
As the stadium’s blueprint is limited, a shopping mall and multi-storey car park is planned underneath, assuring sufficient parking capacity for everyday use. There is no room for open-space parking lots around with three sides being limited by existing or planned buildings, while the north end runs along railway lines with only a pedestrian bridge to north Torfeld planned.
First planning application was filed back in August 2012, but since then the scheme hasn’t seen groundbreaking.
Switzerland: Groundbreaking in Aarau finally closer
So finally, after almost 8 years the construction of Torfeld Süd stadium in Aarau is possibly just months away.
Switzerland: One person held stadium project hostage until today
All indications say today’s decision by the Lausanne Federal Court ends the saga of stadium opposition in Aarau. One person had halted the 10,000-stadium for several years.
Switzerland: Problems mounting for FC Aarau
The Swiss club may lose up to four years in its pursuit of a new stadium after recent citizen appeal. Meanwhile Aarau is unsure of meeting league regulations without the new arena and will be losing money.
New design: Torfeld Süd
A derelict area of warehouses is planned to get a new life and FC Aarau new football stadium is expected to provide the pulse. But will the scheme succeed? Recent protest raises concerns.