Red-Bull Arena Munich, Germany

2018

Company:

Gruner+Friends, Basel

Project Website:

Desciption:

In this project, the objective was to carefully embed a new arena into the soon-to-be Unesco World Heritage site, while respecting and continuing the original intentions of the two pioneering architects, Frey Otto and Gunter Behnisch. Their concept for the 1972 Olympic games is still known, not only for its futuristic architecture but also for its social and cultural contribution to Germany and the world.

The stadium, designed with a parametric triangulated facade, houses three programmatic conversions of the central bowl for basketball, ice hockey and events. The stadium bowl was designed to ensure its guests' most versatile use with the best possible views and atmosphere. With all ice pitches, player cabins, and the entire loading bay on one level, this sports facility is laid out for the utmost performance. A public concourse surrounds the bowl while functioning as the intersection between the event hall on the internal and the external park. The new arena's translucent facade promotes fantastic views into the woods and visually connects to the historic Olympic stadium.

Team:

Practice Gruner  Partner
Raoul Skrein  Partner
Tom Benson  Designer
Sarah Bass  Designer
Rahul Giris  Designer

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