Final design renderings have been presented in Rotterdam, showcasing the proposed Feyenoord city development in realistic colours and with more detailed landscaping.
While the project's viability is still dependent largely on the financial structure behind it, some progress on Feyenoord City is being made design-wise. Still faithful to the original concept from 2016, more detailed renderings of the stadium and its surroundings have been released.
Prompted by the minimalism and simplicity of the concrete towers and diagrid steel frame (more efficient than regular steel frame structures), the stadium will offer a rugged aesthetic both inside and out, softened only by landscaping, which sees increase in proposed public green areas, compared to older renditions.
As things stand, Feyenoord City is heading for fruition, albeit slowly. That said, groundbreaking is expected no sooner than in 2022, so there is still time to move towards construction. Just a month ago, the Environmental Impact Assessment Commission has argued there are several potential issues that still need addressing.
One of them is noise pollution, accessibility is another. Even hypothetical threats like collision with a ship (due to proximity of Nieuwe Maas) should be addressed, according to the Commission.