S04_Gelsenkirchen

  • Gelsenkirchen_Germany Location
  • Sport Type
  • Capacity of 4,999 Area
  • Design + execution Status
  • Architecture + M&E Service

First place was achieved in an expertise-based competition, resulting in a contract to plan and carry out a stadium conversion: a regional league stadium is being built on the former FC Schalke 04 Park Stadium site. The regional stadium will initially have a capacity of 2,999, but with the option to expand into a third league stadium with a capacity of 4,999. The conversion required planning a new western stand, and integration and revitalisation of the existing eastern stand, including extensions to infrastructure spaces. An innovative membrane fa├žade with historic match scenes and a mining motif has been designed for the western stand, evoking the roots of the association and triumphs of days gone by. The project is partially complete.