Civil engineering - France

Nice stadium

A stadium near the mountains on the outskirts of the city
A stadium near the mountains on the outskirts of the city - © VINCI and subsidiaries

Work on the Allianz Riviera project got under way on 1 August 2011 and the stadium will be handed over at the end of August 2013. Four regional VINCI Construction France companies (Dumez Côte d’Azur, GTM TP Côte d’Azur, Triverio Construction and Campenon Bernard Sud-Est) led by VINCI Concessions under a PPP contract with the participation of its specialised subsidiary Fargeot Lamellé Collé, which is responsible for the structure's wood slat cladding. 

Bold creativity and eco-design come together in this project by architect Jean-Michel Willmotte, with its natural climate control system using the prevailing winds in the Var plain and photovoltaic panels that make the facility energy positive. 

The structural work was completed at the end of 2012. No fewer than 11 cranes, 9,000 tonnes of steel and 80,000 cu. metres of concrete will be required to build the 35,000-seat facility. 

In addition to people recruited under the local work integration programme, the Allianz Riviera project will employ up to 300 people on site and as many off site, who will be working for the 10 consortium companies led by Dumez Côte d'Azur.

In addition, 30% of the subcontracted work will be awarded to SMEs. 

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