Rehabilitating one of Côte d'Ivoire's sporting symbols


Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium for CAN23

Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium, located in Abidjan, is one of Côte d’Ivoire’s most emblematic stadiums.

The rehabilitation and expansion of this 27,000 square meter facility sought to provide the city with a new sports infrastructure, increasing its capacity and making it suitable for international football, athletics competitions and events.

Inspired by local references and culture, the architecture aimed to create a striking and contemporary icon for the city of Abidjan.

The stadium will have a capacity of around 30,000 seats and all the adjacent functional areas will be remodelled and expanded, including areas for logistical support, an athletes’ area, a warm-up pitch, areas dedicated to the media and the public, a 150-space car park and an office building.

Key numbers

Sector

Sustainable Cities

Location

Portugal

Year

2021-2023

Status

Concluded

Gross area

27 000 m2

Capacity

30 000 seats

Impact

The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium’s refurbishment and expansion included developing the Architecture, Engineering and Infrastructure projects and also the Preliminary Study, Licensing, Execution and Technical Assistance to the Work phases, which were fully developed in BIM – Building Information Modelling, in an integrated and coordinated way.