Reid Architecture’s Spanish arm, Reid Fenwick Asociados, is behind the design for Valencia FC’s new home. The 75,000-seat stadium should be ready for the 2009-2010 football season, and could even be a future venue for a Champions League final. It stands on one of the main routes into the city, and should prove a useful means of orientation. Its external skin comprises large, perforated aluminium segments, which act as a scale plan of Valencia, depicting each neighbourhood. But this is not just about aesthetics – the skin also doubles as a ventilation system.
Architect: Reid Fenwick