Customer: FC Bayern Munich
Construction period: 04.2002 – 05.2005
International recognition and admiration
The contract for the Allianz Arena was awarded following a unique bidding process in Germany. It involved a high level of cooperation between architects and constructors. ALPINE’s winning partnership with successful Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron was particularly pleasing when the calibre of other national and international partnerships was considered. It is our largest single contract to date.
The contract was for the construction of a 66,000 seater football stadium, together with the necessary parking facilities. This would ultimately turn into Europe’s biggest car park – with some 10,000 parking spaces. It was not only the quality of the finished product that was a success for ALPINE in this project. The whole process – planning, initial construction and final construction – was made as smooth as possible by the successful organisation and completion of logistical and work flow processes. In total, ALPINE Bau would use some 200,000 cubic metres of cement and 45,000 tons of steel for the stadium.
A particular highlight is the façade of 2,874 rhomboidal inflated ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluro-ethylene) foil panels. The ability to change the colour of the outer stadium casing from white (standard) to red (FC Bayern Munich) to blue (TSV 1860 Munich) is a particularly impressive feature of the stadium. As it is shared by the two above-mentioned football clubs, this is more than a means to impress – it allows the fans to identify with their club and hence their stadium.