Football with added value: for the Bundesliga’s Borussia Mönchengladbach, sop | architekten is realising a new building on the grounds of Borussia Park Stadium. With a total of 15,000 m², the seven-storey structure will house a club museum, a fan shop, a hotel with 131 rooms, a rehab and fitness centre with treatment facilities, as well as the team’s administrative offices.
The building’s oblique angle borrows from the club logo – the Borussia rhomb was indeed a design principle. From an organisational standpoint, the building comprises a T-shaped base level that connects to the stadium, a recessed second storey with a terrace, and a five-storey oblong structure spanning the crossbar of the T. In spectacular fashion, this taller portion protrudes diagonally upward from south to north by about 7 metres. Its longer sides are equipped with narrow façade profiles and balustrades in black and anthracite as well as full-surface fenestration, all to achieve a plane that is as homogenous as possible. The building’s windowless end walls offer ample space for the logo of the “Fohlen-Elf”.