Location : Marseille | Program : 67 000 capacity stadium | Client : Ville de Marseille | Net surface area : 40 000 m² | Cost : 270 M°€ before tax | Status : Competition winner 2010. Under construction. Delivery due 2014
The reconstruction of the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille is centred around increased spectator capacity, the covering of the stands and the creation of numerous hospitality spaces.
The architectural concept focuses on the problem of protection from poor weather: the strong point of the project is the cover, whose undulating silhouette unrolls around the four stands. Composed of a smooth, translucid, milky skin, stretched over a monumental structural web that seems to float, the roof of the Stade Vélodrome becomes a new landmark of Marseille.