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Thursday, March 7, 2019

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3XN Architects (Copenhagen, Denmark) has revealed its design for a new multipurpose arena in München, Germany, a plan that includes a green roof over the 673,000-square-foot structure.

The Plan

Together with landscape and urban planning firm, Latz+Planner (Kranzberg, Germany), the two companies have released renderings for the new arena, which will sit on the former Olympic cycling track stadium in Munich Olympic Park.

Courtesy of 3XN Architects

3XN Architects (Copenhagen, Denmark) has revealed its design for a new multipurpose arena in München, Germany, a plan that includes a green roof over the 673,000-square-foot structure.

The 11,500-capacity arena is to be the future home of German ice hockey team Munich Red Bulls and German basketball team FC Bayern München Basketball GmbH. In addition to the arena itself, three canopied ice rinks are to be built next to the structure for training and recreational use.

When contemplating the new sports arena, 3XN chose to focus on the original design and mind-set behind it, which is pulled from the 1972 Olympics motto, “Olympic Games in the green,” and the sense of optimism reflected in the original Günter Behnisch and Frei Otto design.

“Throughout the design process we have consistently sought to consider and understand the thinking that shaped the original design often pausing to ask ourselves, what would Günter Behnisch have done,” says Jan Ammundsen, senior partner and head of design at 3XN.

“It was important for us to create a flexible and versatile arena with a strong identity that shows respect toward the history and vision of Olympia Park.”

Displaying an oval structure, the arena demonstrates a respect toward the original vision of an organic architectural landscape, according to the designers. Added to the design are the green roof and the facade that features vertical lamellas that will swing upward over the glass-paneled entrances. The training areas will sit partially underground, modeled to form a green hill mimicking the surrounding topography of Olympia Park.

In addition to the bowl of the arena and training rinks, the building will also include changing rooms, offices, a rooftop bar, a cafe and an underground car park.

The Timeline

A ceremony is to be held this winter for the structure following an inauguration of the stadium anticipated for late summer 2021. In total, the arena will include 11 VIP boxes with 156 seats, 1,000 business seats and a 220-space underground parking garage.

Both hockey and basketball teams each plan to play 40 games a year, with the additional capacity of 20 other matches and 20 additional sports-related events.


Tagged categories: Building design; Color + Design; Color + Design; Design; Design - Commercial; Design build; Designers; Durability + Design; Durability + Design; EU; Europe; Stadiums/Sports Facilities

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