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OMA’s masterplan for Feyenoord City set to transform southern Rotterdam

1 December 2016 | By Joe Quirke | 0 Comments

The Feyenoord City Masterplan, developed by Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) for the Feyenoord Football Club, has been approved by Rotterdam’s mayor and aldermen.

A joint effort by OMA, a team of consultants commissioned by Feyenoord and the municipality of Rotterdam has selected a location on the Maas river in the south of the city as the site for the stadium and the redevelopment of the neighborhood, including the current stadium.

In OMA’s masterplan, a 63,000 seat ground, located at the waterfront, is to be the landmark of Feyenoord City and the catalyst for further development of this area.

The stadium will be directly linked to the surrounding urban development through a walkway and public space.

At the core of the masterplan is The Strip, an 800m-long boulevard connecting the new stadium to De Kuip, Feyenoord’s old home ground, which will be converted into apartments, commercial space, an athletics sports centre and a public square.

The Kuip Park will offer an additional 89,000 square metres of green space for sport and leisure activities, as well as 700 residential units.

In total, the program of Feyenoord City consists of 180,000 square metres of housing, 64,000 square metres of commercial space including a cinema, restaurants and shops related to sports and 83,000 square metres of public realm including sport fields.  

Adriaan Visser, Rotterdam’s alderman for sport, said: “This plan includes everything a city could wish for. A social programme for those who really want something, a challenging development which will give a great boost to Rotterdam, and a stadium for Feyenoord for the decades to come.”

Gerard Hoetmer, a member of the board of Feyenoord football club, said: “With this plan, Feyenoord will do what it has done for the past hundred years: take initiative and create a perspective for the next generation of Rotterdam’s talents.

“We also create space to double the players’ budget of Feyenoord, which will position the club at the top of the Dutch football league.”  

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