Marseille Vélodrome gets a facelift

During construction, the stadium will remain in operation, with an average of 40,000 spectators every fortnight

Boosted by the decision for France to host Euro 2016, the modernised and reconfigured stadium was inaugurated in October 2014 .

France
Marseille
Date : 2010/2014
Duration: 4 years
Client: Ville de Marseille
Architect: SCAU associated with Didier Rogeon
Construction duration: 3 ans
Start of operation: july 2014

Project overview

The renovation of the legendary Stade Vélodrome consists of completely covering the stands, upgrading to UEFA standards, improving conditions of access, increasing the capacity of the stands and building additional VIP boxes.

The capacity of the Stade Vélodrome will increase to 67,000 seats, with the creation of 10,000 sqm of reception areas, offices, refreshment stands, VIP seats and boxes.

The entire site will be covered by a huge 40,000 sqm metal frame weighing over 5000 tonnes and covered with a white canvas.

Our missions

As part of the design and construction consortium led by the Bouygues Construction subsidiary, GFC, Egis will provide, from the competition stage until acceptance of the work, all technical engineering tasks: structure (reinforced concrete and structural steel), roofing, façades, fluids, HV/ELV electricity, multiservice network, lifts, roads and utilities, and kitchens.

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