Architects and ContractorsStrong team: Alpine Bau, HVB and Herzog&de Meuron
The winning bid for the Allianz Arena project was made jointly by Alpine Bau Deutschland GmbH and the Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron.
The chosen path is highly innovative, with a futuristic interpretation of the basic football stadium concept. A cascade of colour can be projected onto the smooth lozenge-shaped exterior, which takes the form of a curved translucent shell, infusing the structure with an almost magical poetry. The three-tier seating arrangement guarantees every single one of the 66,000 spectators a close up view of the action, combining raw emotional interaction with all the comforts of a modern stadium.