herzog & de meuron – allianz arena

Herzog & de Meuron’s Allianz Arena in Munich’s most notable feature is the skin, an elaborate system of inflatable plastic bubbles which are backlit by red, green, and blue lights, which can be combined to indicate the colors of whatever teams are currently playing.

the soccer stadium has no track, so seats come up directly to the field, and the upper decks extend closer to the field than most stadiums. This allows more direct views for the audience, and the structure that appears monolithic on the exterior actually feels quite intimate once inside.

Not shown, the stadium sits atop a plinth, styled after highway on-ramps, and sits in a parking area landscaped according to studies on the movement and flow of fans, teams and deliveries.

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