Europa-Park Freiburg Stadium by HPP Architects

Based on the plans of the HPP architects, the Europa-Park stadium was commissioned by the Stadion Freiburg Objektträger GmbH & Co. (SFG) as the new home stadium of SC Freiburg. Osnabrück Köster GmbH was the total contractor. Since 2018, the works have been proceeding at full speed on the construction site of the area of ​​approximately 44,300 m²: the expectation to fill the completed stadium with life is great. The stadium will be officially inaugurated on 7 October 2021 as part of a friendly ceremony against FC St. Pauli.


SC Freiburg’s new Europa-Park stadium was designed by HPP Architects and offers space for 34,700 spectators. Source: HPP Architects, photo: Klaus Polkowski


With its consistent and timeless elegance, the building blends in with the delicate topography of the Wolfswinkel in western Freiburg. Due to the immediate proximity to the airport and the associated height limitation, a flat, orthogonal roof geometry was created. The diagonal tie rods on the outside give the stadium its unmistakable character. In interaction with the octagonal basic shape of the stadium interior, the main entrances are at the corners and a dynamic and identity aspect is created.

Calm Before the Storm: With the completion of the architecture, the anticipation of exciting football festivals in the new stadium grows.  Source: HPP Architects, photo: Klaus Polkowski
Calm Before the Storm: With the completion of the architecture, the anticipation of exciting football festivals in the new stadium grows. Source: HPP Architects, photo: Klaus Polkowski


Architecture focuses on the essential: clear structure, functionality and economy, but above all experience with a high degree of openness and transparency. The stadium combines a wide range of areas for sporting and non-sporting events under one roof. The business, conference and event areas are designed in such a way that they can be managed independently during and outside football matches. To take particular account of the issue of sustainability, the entire roof will be equipped with 15,000 m² of photovoltaic panels.

Source: HPP Architects, photo: Klaus Polkowski
Source: HPP Architects, photo: Klaus Polkowski


“The slightly elevated position on a hill creates the motif of a pilgrimage site: the stadium becomes an attraction and a focal point”, explains Antonino Vultaggio, Senior Partner HPP. The architectural foundations have been laid, now, together with the team and the fans, emotion can find its way to make the stadium experience as one.

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Source: HPP Architects, photo: Klaus Polkowski

Project information
Project name: Europa-Park Stadium
Location: Friborg
Client: Stadion Freiburg Objektträger GmbH & Co. (SFG), consisting of SC Freiburg and the city of Friborg
Operator: SC Freiburg
Total contractor: Köster GmbH, Osnabrück
Architecture: HPP Architekten GmbH, www.hpp.com
Senior Partner: Antonino Vultaggio
Project manager: Thomas Hengst
Team competition: Oliver König, Haitao Ma, Richard Ginter, Hans-Peter Lüngen
Planning team: Leonie Hoffmann, Zhengyu Qiu, Sandra Scholten Reintjes, Hans-Peter Lüngen, Dietmar Maurer, Achim Leschinger, Kai Grönemeyer, Diana Sauerbrey, Christina Müller, Jan Kerssenfischer
Performance stages: 1-5
GFA: 16,300 sq m
Landscape planner: club L94 landscape architects GmbH
Solid construction TWP: Krebs & Kiefer Ingenieure GmbH
WTP structure: knippershelbig GmbH
Capacity: a total of approximately 34,700 seats (football use), of which approximately 22,300 seated (64 percent) and 12,400 standing (36 percent), 144 in wheelchairs
Accommodation capacity: 2,000, including 20 stages with 200 seats
Start of work: November 2018
Inauguration: October 2021
Additional information: All seating, standing and wheelchair spaces are covered
Two training pitches and two training pitches for goalkeepers were built next to the stadium
About 2,100 parking spaces and about 3,700 bicycle spaces

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