Dynamo Programming Process

Design Intent & IdeasI made the stadium width to be controlled by dynamo. The width and height will be dynamically controlled by sliders as against manually inputting numbers in the parameters section. This will enable anyone adjust the size of the stadium to what they want. I have set limits to avoid geometric computational errors.
I executed the parametric design and modelling for the Allianz Arena to reflect the original designer’s intents - i.e. display different light patterns at different times depending on which football teams are playing (a program to change all the panels to the same colour or randomize additional swatches too). I also added a new twist to it by letting the stadium panels colours change position at random (i.e specific colour swatches randomly showing in different positions on defined panels).
Also I made the panel to respond to the time of the day, and adjusting the panel colours according to the surfaces most and least exposed to the sun's position. …

Parametric Modelling Process

Design Intent
Step 1 My design intent based on the original scheme in the introduction post is to create a parametric stadium which can be adopted for other types of use depending on expected capacity and sports type.

I expect that my final product can be used for

1. A local club football pitch
2. A standard football pitch
3. An Olympic Size Stadium

These thoughts guided my parametric modelling for its' final use.

Step 2
Creating the horizontal spread I created a preliminary sketch of the stadium outline based on the approximate size.

A central point for the stadium outline was determined with reference lines. The driving parameter is the corner radius which controls the width and length of the stadium which are set equidistant from the center.

Step 3
Creating the Section profile The outline of the stadium section was traced out by importing a jpeg image from the design drawings by the Architects. Each tier is represented by a flight of rows separated by aisles which became the dri…

Introduction to Allianz Arena


Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Location: Munich / Germany
The Allianz Arena, opened in 2005, was designed purely as a football stadium. The architecturally unique arena was constructed in under three years. Read on for comprehensive facts and figures about the state-of-the-art stadium in the heart of Europe.
Construction dates

Foundation stone laid on 21 October 2002 Handover from Alpine Bau GmbH completed on 30 April 2005
Construction cost
€340 million
Total: 75,000 seats (during national games) Standing area : total 15,930 (9,136 in the South and 6,794 in the North Stands) Capacity during International Games: 70,000 (no standing areas)
Arena & Esplanade dimensions

Stadium dimensions: 258 m x 227 m x 52 m (gross figure) 7 levels Admeasurement: 840 m Façade and roof: 66,500 m² in total, comprising 2,784 inflated panels Roof area: 38,000 m² Façade: 28,500 m²

Source - Allianz Arena

More information
Designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the stadiu…