A perforated weathered steel envelope shelters the interior of the new Feynoord Training Complex in Rotterdam, providing privacy and daylight for players and staff. Moederscheim Moonen Architects designed the complex as a new landmark for the city which will house various medical and wellness facilities, changing rooms for players, hospitality spaces and an auditorium.

Feynoord Training Complex, Moederscheim Moonen Architects, football, sports architecture, masterplan, Rotterdam, perforated facade, green architecture, weathered steel, overhanging roof

Feynoord Training Complex, Moederscheim Moonen Architects, football, sports architecture, masterplan, Rotterdam, perforated facade, green architecture, weathered steel, overhanging roof

Offering facilities in line with the needs of a modern football club, the Feynoord Training Complex will be realized in a sub-area of the new Stadionpark district in Rotterdam as part of a larger masterplan. The building opens up towards two football pitches, while its rear facade “turns its back” to the public road. This provides privacy while enabling as much transparency and interaction as possible between the fields and the building.

Feynoord Training Complex, Moederscheim Moonen Architects, football, sports architecture, masterplan, Rotterdam, perforated facade, green architecture, weathered steel, overhanging roof

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A sharply delineated facade doubles as a pronounced roof overhang. This element is made up of trapezium-shaped, expanded weathering steel panels with varying degrees of perforation. A red hue referencing the club’s distinctive colors reinforces the unique Feyenoord atmosphere.

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Feynoord Training Complex, Moederscheim Moonen Architects, football, sports architecture, masterplan, Rotterdam, perforated facade, green architecture, weathered steel, overhanging roof

Feynoord Training Complex, Moederscheim Moonen Architects, football, sports architecture, masterplan, Rotterdam, perforated facade, green architecture, weathered steel, overhanging roof

Feynoord Training Complex, Moederscheim Moonen Architects, football, sports architecture, masterplan, Rotterdam, perforated facade, green architecture, weathered steel, overhanging roof

Feynoord Training Complex, Moederscheim Moonen Architects, football, sports architecture, masterplan, Rotterdam, perforated facade, green architecture, weathered steel, overhanging roof