3XN Architects was recently awarded the contract to design a new multipurpose arena on the site of the former Olympic cycling track stadium in Munich Olympic Park. The stadium will have a seating capacity of 11,500 and will be the home of the Munich Red Bulls, an ice hockey team, and FC Bayern Munich, a basketball team. An additional three canopied ice rinks built next to the arena will be used as training facilities and for recreational use.
The stadium will be an oval structure that has a vertical facade structure and is topped with a green roof. The facade will be dominated by vertical lamellas that swing upwards over the glass-paneled entrances. The training areas will be partially underground and are modelled to form a green hill meant to mimic the surrounding topography.
The arena’s gross floor area will be 673,000 sf and will include fan shops, offices and conference facilities, 11 VIP boxes with 156 seats, approximately 1,000 business seats, and an underground parking garage with 220 spaces (an additional 4,000 parking spaces are available at ‘Parkharfe Olympiapark’).
Both the hockey team and the basketball team will be able to play 40 games a year at the stadium. There will be additional capacity for up to 40 other games and sports-related events each year
The inauguration of the new arena is currently planned for summer 2021.