Feyenoord Football Club Gets New Training Complex Starting 2018-2019 Season
Rotterdam’s leading football club Feyenoord will be getting a new training complex designed by MoederscheimMoonen Architects, who has been granted permission to start the construction works for the complex to be ready for the 2018-2019 season. The new complex will be located in a relatively private area on OMA’s new master plan of ‘Feyenoord City’ which will, also, include a new stadium designed by OMA.
The new complex will include various facilities, like an auditorium, offices, a restaurant, relaxation areas, lockers, and other wellness facilities, but most importantly it will include a sports medical center and research departments, focusing on the athletic performance of the players. The building will be surrounded by two football pitches and a separate keeper zone, equipped with the latest analytic technologies.
The design of the building features maximized transparency on the two sides facing the pitches, to facilitate communication and interaction between inside and outside the building. However, the back façade of the building features a solid shell which acts like a screen, keeping the privacy of the training players and staff. The sharp-edged solid shell extends to create a roof that overhangs above the building. It is comprised of trapezoid-shaped metal panels, with different-sized openings at different places, creating a dynamic pattern, which according to the designers, reflects “the character of the club.” The designers have, also, pointed out that the color of the metal panels can be perceived, slightly, to be red, the distinctive color of the club and its jerseys.