Location: Munich, Germany
Fabric Type: ETFE
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron, ArupSport
Owner: Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH
Completion Date: 2005
The arena facade is constructed of 2,874 ETFE-foil air panels that are kept inflated with dry air to a differential pressure of 3.5 Pa. The panels appear white from far away but when examined closely, there are little dots on the panels. When viewed from far away, the eye combines the dots and sees white. When viewed close up however, it is possible to see through the foil. The foil has a thickness of 0.2 mm. Each panel can be independently lit with white, red, or blue light. The panels are lit for each game with the colours of the respective home team — red for Bayern Munich, blue for TSV and white for the German national football team.