The complex and the stadium will be separated by the Place de Lausanne-Sport, a new public space in front of the main grandstand. A series of new football training grounds and pitches, along with dedicated athletics facilities, will also be constructed into a gently sloping site nearby after the stadium is complete. Related story: Zaha Hadid dismisses “ridiculous” claims that Qatar stadium resembles a vaginaThe five-storey rectangular building features a full height glazed facade. The same aesthetic is echoed in the staircases that provide access to the upper stories. News: Swiss firms MLZD and Sollberger Bögli have been named as the winners of a competition organised by the City of Lausanne to design a 12,000-seat football stadium. MLZD and Sollberger Bögli have carved triangular chunks out of the corners to create entrance points and punctuate the facade. The Tuilière Lausanne Football Stadium will provide offices for the city’s sports department, a restaurant, meeting space and training facilities as well as the main sporting venue. Due for completion in 2019, the project is part of a wider development plan for the area in the north of Lausanne, which includes the extension of the M3 metro line and a new motorway junction – both creating public access points for the stadium. The ground floor, which houses the pitch, is also the location of the restaurant, while offices occupy one side of the first floor. The second and third floors are given over to tiered seating and VIP areas, while the basement houses storage and a media area.