FCB Youngster Campus by Luca Selva Architekten

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FCB Youngster Campus Basel by Luca Selva Architekten

Here's another football training centre (see Soweto training ground in our earlier story), this time a football academy for the junior team of FC Basel 1893 in Switzerland by Swiss studio Luca Selva Architekten.

FCB Youngster Campus Basel by Luca Selva Architekten

Called FCB Youngster Campus, the rectangular building will feature an array of circular windows puncturing the white concrete façade, arranged to represent a graph of the club's ranking during its 120 year history.

FCB Youngster Campus Basel by Luca Selva Architekten

A long paved walkway will direct visitors to the entrance, which will have the dimensions of a football goal, where a funnel-shaped walkway will lead people towards the five pitches at the rear of the building.

FCB Youngster Campus Basel by Luca Selva Architekten

Construction is planned to begin in summer this year.

FCB Youngster Campus Basel by Luca Selva Architekten

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FCB Youngster Campus Basel by Luca Selva Architekten

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The following information is from the architects:


FCB Youngster Campus Basel, Switzerland

The Campus building forms a new landmark in the plain of BrĂŒglingen. It is a place of convergence, a venue for the professional education by a football club that created itself a reputation throughout Europe and that nourishes accordant ambitions.

FCB Youngster Campus Basel by Luca Selva Architekten

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The professional players of the first squad practice on the same grounds as the top junior teams and thus provide an everyday example for the youngsters in terms of a sustainable development by FC Basel 1893. The new Campus picks up this spirit and offers various spaces for this exemplary youth system.

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The scale of the building refers to the wide open space of the existing football pitches. It provides it with a measurable depth and concludes it with the main entrance in the shape and size of a goal.

FCB Youngster Campus Basel by Luca Selva Architekten

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The facade of white concrete appears solid as well as light at the same time and displays the club’s successes. The pattern of the round windows corresponds to the club’s ranking over the last nearly 120 years.

FCB Youngster Campus Basel by Luca Selva Architekten

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The new Campus stands for a self confident club that demands recognition and respect.

FCB Youngster Campus Basel by Luca Selva Architekten

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Client: Stiftung Campus-Nachwuchs Basel
Study Commission 2010: 1st prize
Execution: 2011-2013


See also:

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House in Binningen by
Luca Selva Architects
Sports Pavillion by MoederscheimMoonen Football Training Centre Soweto by RUFproject
  • mmm

    What's with this hyper-dramatic rendering tric? It blurs more the building than it shows it.

  • BT123

    I think that's the point. It means you can get pretty pictures of a building when its design is far from resolved. In the early stages of design, sometimes showing less is preferable. Clients always take early design material way too literally.

  • http://www.fx-exchange.com/ Bowmanave

    I regret not having had a camera when we lived nearby. Looks like an excellent place for some photography, as evidenced by yours.

  • Ana

    I didn't noticed the dramatic rendering before, but i noticed the dramatic entrance! It has an hypnotic strengh, love it…

  • avianti armand

    If FCB wants to open another campus in Indonesia, I would like to design it for free. :-)