Stakeholders assess two designs for Munich arena

Stakeholders behind a proposed new arena in Munich are weighing up two designs for a venue that would be located in the German city’s Olympic Park.

Following a design contest that was launched by Red Bull Stadion München and the City of Munich in August, a selection panel has settled on two proposals. First prize went to plans put forward by 3XN Copenhagen and Latz + Partner (left of picture), with second prize awarded to a proposal from gmp, Hamburg and Ulrich Krüger Landschaftsarchitekten (right of picture).

Located southwest of the Olympiastadion, the 11,000-seat venue will be the new home of German Ice Hockey League (DEL) club Red Bull München and Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) outfit FC Bayern München, as well as housing three other ice sports facilities for training and recreational use.

The design contest received eight responses, with the three key partners behind the project now set to deliberate over which of the final two designs to pick. The choice will be made by energy drinks giant Red Bull, which is financing the project, FC Bayern München and software company SAP, which will hold naming rights to the venue.

The final decision will be passed on to city council, who will then reach a verdict on whether to proceed with construction of the arena. If approval is granted work could reportedly commence in June, with the arena scheduled to open in August 2021.

 Image: City of Munich