Stamford Bridge Gates
- Status : Competition
- Brief : Design new main entrance gateway to Stamford Bridge
- Location : Fulham, London
- Collaborators : Joseph Dejardin, Charlie Fegan, The Chelsea Football Fancast
Our competition proposal sought to create a new monumnetal entrance that plays tribute to the heroes of Chelsea FC: the past players, the fans, and the war veterans associated with the club. We proposed that on the gates the upright metal elements would be made up of thousands of fixed bronze segments with engraved names.This design would allow imprtant poeple associated wuth Chelsea to become part of the physical fabric of the stadium at the start of a new era for the club.
The Central Gate: The Fans Gate. Each engraved segment would have the name of a season ticket holder that qualified for a seat in the inaugural year of the new stadium. It would stand as a subtle and humble gesture of recognition for the most dedicated Chelsea fans.
The Left-Hand Gate: Player's Gate. Each engraved segment will bear the name of a notable Chelsea player or staff member.
The Right-Hand Gate: Hoeroe's Gate. The gates would bear the names of the Cehlsea Pensioner veterans past and present as well as the names of those former players that served and died in the world wars.
The gates were designed in bronze and wrought iron and framed by large brick arches inspired by the classical collonades of the neighbouring Brompton Cemetery. The brick massing and the crozier shape of the ironwork were designed to complement the key design motifs of Herzog & de Meuron's design for the new stadium.