Allianz Arena – Football Stadium | Herzog & de Meuron

Allianz Arena – Football Stadium

It is optimum building techniques and logistic processes as well as the highest quality construction itself that determine the success of such an image project. We have set this demanding challenge ourselves as we wanted to construct an arena full of superlatives and won the project against 28 internationally renowned applicants. This project is a milestone in the company’s development. The most modern and architecturally striking football arena in Europe was built in just 30 months.

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Designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the stadium offers space for 66,000 spectators. Equipped with a range of gastronomic and themed experiences, a day-care center, shops selling fan merchandise, office and conference rooms as well as a large media area, it has the feel of a small town. FEATURES – Smooth exterior with diamond-shaped translucent cladding. – The membranes on the roof and exterior are self-cleaning, continuously ventilated and weigh only a thirtieth of the amount glass weighs. – The translucent exterior can be lit up with 4,000 specially developed red, blue and white lights. – Seamless multi-storey car park construction on a surface area of 240 x 140 m.

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The car park is the biggest in Europe and offers space for approx. 9,800 cars. – Worldwide unique and uniform stadium seats for standard tip-up seats, VIP seats, and box seats. Coated in silver, these seats reflect different colors depending on the light. – The roof comprises 2,784 air cushions. – The membrane is only 0.2 mm thick. It is the largest membrane roof covering in the world.

Photography by ©Ulrich Rossmann-Arup

FURTHER INFORMATION: – Construction work: Planning and complete construction of stadium – Seating: 66000, completely covered – Stadium construction: 230.000m² with 7 levels – Exterior and roof: 64.000m² – Concrete: over 200.000m³ – Steel: approx. 45.000 tons

Photography by ©Ulrich Rossmann-Arup

Project Info:
Architectures: Herzog & de Meuron
Location: Munich / Germany
Year: 2005
Work started in: 2002
Work finished in: 2005
Main structure: Reinforced concrete
Contractor: FC Bayern Munich
Cost aprox.: € 280 million
Status: Completed works
Type Sports Centres / Stadiums / Sports Facilities
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