International sports campus with facilities for education, housing and public transport junction.
The regional vision ‘Stadionpark’ foresees the development of a sports campus with additionnally space for other recreational facilities, leisure, education, housing and other programs in a period from 2009 until 2028. Within this vision, the new stadium (De Nieuwe Kuip) will be located at the river Maas and a new public transport hub will provide for good accessibility of the area. The the new stadium will form a fantastic international icon and will work as a catalyst for the project.
The guiding theme for the development of Stadionpark is sports and leisure. But Stadionpark will also act as an interface between sport and society. It will be the place as well for top sport and and for recreational sport and a place where local, national and international sports life meets with economy and science. This increases the potential for both economic and socio-cultural developments and makes Stadionpark the desired driver for the improvement of the South of Rotterdam.
The vision for the sports campus presents a new spatial and programmatic concept, consisting of a network of various functions. Through careful connections to the city and other facilities, the campus is connected to the larger network of Rotterdam and and the South of Rotterdam, as well as to the Dutch ‘Randstad’.