Le Havre AC Stadium
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Stade Océane, Le Havre, France

Our new 25,000 capacity stadium for Le Havre AC was won in design competition, and is Europe’s first “energy positive” stadium.

The brief from the Club was to design a landmark building that would sit proudly at the entrance to the Port City of Le Havre, and a venue that would deliver the “English stadia experience”.

The design concept reflects the history of the Club (including its English ancestry!) and the pixelated ETFE shell cladding imitates the two core elements of sea and sky and acts as a shining beacon for the city day and night.

Client: Vinci Construction, France / CODAH
Status: Completed June 2012
Value: €90m