Currently, the Stamford Bridge stadium, which was built in 1876, holds 41,837-seats, but the new addition will see capacity increased by more than 18,000. Working with London-based Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, Herzog & de Meuron will revamp the structure into a “contemporary sculpted form” through a major brick and steel addition.
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The building’s large piers will support a steel ring above the field and around the perimeter of the stadium, creating a new level for extra seating and forming a covered walkway above the stadium. According to Herzog & de Meuron, the design will not only add more stadium seating with outstanding views, but will also “capture the spirit of the local heritage in a contemporary sculpted form that will respond to the local townscape and to neighbours’ views and light.”
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