Europa-Park Stadium Freiburg

Europa-Park Stadium Freiburg

Architect
HPP Architects
Location
Achim-Stocker-Straße 1, 79108 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Stadiums
HPP Architects / Photo: Klaus Polkowski

Europa-Park Stadium Freiburg

HPP Architects as Architects

The Europa-Park Stadium, designed by HPP Architects for its client Stadion Freiburg Objektträger GmbH & Co. (SFG), was created as the home venue of SC Freiburg. The venue was officially opened on 7 October 2021 with an opening ceremony followed by a friendly game against FC St. Pauli. Köster GmbH from Osnabruck have been general contractors.

photo_credit HPP Architects / Photo: Klaus Polkowski
HPP Architects / Photo: Klaus Polkowski

 

The coherent and timeless elegance of the finished construction ensures that it blends seamlessly into the gentle topography of the Wolfswinkel in the west of Freiburg. Due to its proximity to the airport and the associated height limitation, the stadium is designed with flat orthogonal roof geometry, whilst external diagonal tension rods lend an unmistakable character. In response to the basic octagonal shape of the stadium’s interior, the main access points are situated at the corners, creating a dynamic effect and sense of identity. The slightly raised aspect on an elevation suggests the motif of a place of pilgrimage – the stadium becomes an eye-catcher and attraction. 

photo_credit HPP Architects / Photo: Klaus Polkowski
HPP Architects / Photo: Klaus Polkowski

 

The architecture focuses on the essentials: clear structure, functionality and cost-effectiveness, but also above all on sensory experience with an abundance of openness and transparency. Apart from using a clear architectural language, a shared experience for the up to 34,700 fans was focused right from the start.

photo_credit HPP Architects / Photo: Klaus Polkowski
HPP Architects / Photo: Klaus Polkowski

 

A viewing gap between the upper and lower tiers makes it possible for fans to experience the interior of the stadium as soon as they enter. Through this permanent reference to the playing field, the surrounding promenade becomes a place for the public to linger and engage with one another - before, after and during the game.

photo_credit HPP Architects / Photo: Klaus Polkowski
HPP Architects / Photo: Klaus Polkowski

 

The promenade offers everyone - whether walking or sitting in a wheelchair - an equal stadium experience. Also the grandstands are arranged in such a way that the spectators can enjoy a perfect view of the pitch from any direction and immerse themselves in the roiling atmosphere. In the south, the promenade principle gives way to the fan wall: Here, a continuous tier from the base all the way up to the roof provides space for up to 8.700 standing spectators to celebrate and perform their tifos.

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Snøhetta brings a modern vision to the remote historic hotel Finse 1222
27 May 2022 News
Snøhetta brings a modern vision to the remote historic hotel Finse 1222

At the very highest point of the Norwegian Railway track and only accessible by train, you will find... More

New Novartis Pavilion in Basel features a distinctive zero-energy media facade
27 May 2022 News
New Novartis Pavilion in Basel features a distinctive zero-energy media facade

The Novartist Pavilion by AMDL CIRCLE is a new exhibition, meeting and event centre at the Novartis... More

Immersive Golong Wormhole visually represents the transformative nature of a beauty and wellness brand
25 May 2022 News
Immersive Golong Wormhole visually represents the transformative nature of a beauty and wellness brand

In Hangzhou, China, the Golong Wormhole by PINES ARCH is an experimental space for events and exhibi... More

Villa RS by JUMA Architects employs charred wooden cladding and horizontally oriented planes to blend with the Belgian landscape
25 May 2022 News
Villa RS by JUMA Architects employs charred wooden cladding and horizontally oriented planes to blend with the Belgian landscape

In the Flemish Ardennses, Villa RS by JUMA Architects is situated in a picturesque landscape with ch... More

Kindergarten for Llubi expresses in built form two converging patterns from its landscape context
24 May 2022 News
Kindergarten for Llubi expresses in built form two converging patterns from its landscape context

In the small Mallorca town of Llubi, this new kindergarten by Aixopluc Architects is located on a pe... More

25 best architecture firms in Mexico City
23 May 2022 News
25 best architecture firms in Mexico City

Mexico City is home to a number of outstanding, epoch-defining architectural firms. Its contemporary... More

New Singer Museum wing by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offers a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden
22 May 2022 News
New Singer Museum wing by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offers a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden

In Tilburg, NL, the new Nardinc wing of the Singer Museum by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten houses th... More

Al Naseej Factory: A woven architecture that celebrates local craftspeople
22 May 2022 News
Al Naseej Factory: A woven architecture that celebrates local craftspeople

Located in Bani Jamrah, Bahrain, the Al Naseej Factory by Leopold Banchini is a textile weaving faci... More