On Sunday 22nd September 2013, the new Nice stadium was inaugurated by the City and Nice Eco stadium in presence of Christian Estrosi, deputy Mayor of Nice and Jean-Pierre Jouyet, Managing Director of the Caisse des Dépots.
An ambitious architectural project situated in the Saint Isidore neighbourhood of Nice, the new stadium was baptized “Allianz Riviera” is a positive energy construction. It will be one of the stadiums hosting the Euro 2016.
Elioth carried out analyses to define the geometry of the stadium, the design of the wood-steel frame and the PVC and ETFE tensile fabric (40 000 m²) as well as the environmental efficiency of the structure.
The project comprises a multifunctional stadium with a seating capacity of 35 000, the National Sports Museum, 29 000 m² of completely integrated shops (shops are located under the esplanade of the stadium, the museum nestles in the North tribune), 1 300 of parking spaces 800 of which are underground and a 3-Ha landscaped park at ground level.
The frame of the stadium is made up of a tri-dimensional wood-steel frame covered with a PVC and ETFE tensile fabric and is equipped with photovoltaic panels.
The project is a forerunner in the domain of sustainable development and technical efficiencies : massive use of structural wood (3 100 m3), geothermal power for heating and cooling, natural ventilation, storm water recovery for watering the pitch and supplying water for the toilets, and implementation of a photovoltaic plant covering 8 500 m² thanks to which the stadium is eco-positive