Category Archives: Sport Arenas

Beijiao Sports Center by DUO Decode Urbanism Office

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Apr 2013 6:15 pm | Sport Arenas

The project competition for the new Beijiao Sports Center was won by the local practice of DUO Decode Urbanism Office who proposed an original structure which doesn’t use the traditional archetype of and athletic facility, but rather tries to create a structure that is better fitted in the urban surrounding, through a deconstruction of the typical sports venue into several nodes of different heights, each being built for one specific event. The idea of the designers is that through the…

Ice Dome Bolshoy by SIC Mostovik

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Apr 2013 7:58 pm | Indoor Arenas

Located in the city of Sochi, Russia the Ice Dome Bolshoy was designed in 2012 by the practice of SIC Mostovik and was meant to be reminiscent of the famous Faberge egg through its shape and through the exterior patterns. The main structure has an ellipsoid shape and is white, but through a system of LEDs the exterior can gain the colors and patterns of a Faberge egg or any other patterns as sell. Another source of inspiration was the…

Ziggo Dome by Benthem Crouwel Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Apr 2013 8:59 am | Indoor Arenas, Urban

The practice of Benthem Crouwel Architects designed this project in 2012 and it now stands in the heart of the Southeast Amsterdam, an area that is very important to the city’s cultural, economic and touristic significance. The ArenA Boulevard’s purpose is for entertainment, shopping and other leisure activities such as sports or recreation. Since the area is easily accessible through train, bus, car or metro it is the perfect place for the Ziggo Dome, which is the largest concert hall…

Tokyo Skytree

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Mar 2013 11:36 am | Sport Arenas

The Tokyo Skytree is the tallest structure in Japan, reaching 634 meters, and is also the tallest tower in the world and the second tallest building, after the Burj Khalifa. But apart from these facts there are a lot of other interesting things about it. The metamodern architecture it features was designed by the practice of Nikken Sekkei Ltd. and it tries to transform the traditional Japanese style into a futuristic version that points towards new directions without forgetting the…

Wembley Stadium by Foster and Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Mar 2013 9:57 am | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

One of the world renowned landmarks when it comes to stadiums is the Wembley Stadium in the Borough of Brent in London, England. This football stadium was opened in 2007 and it was built in the Wembley Park right on the spot where the previous stadium was, which was built in 1923 and was also one of the most famous stadiums until its demolition in 2003. The stadium was designed by the Foster and Partners architects together with Populous and…

The Wanangkura Stadium by ARM Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Mar 2013 2:14 pm | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas, Stadiums

The Wanangkura Stadium is designed by the practice of ARM Architecture as a multi-purpose center in South Port Hedland, Australia and the odd name was chosen through a poll from a lot of submissions. Its significance is ‘whirlwind’ in the native Kariyarra language. The name, according to the locals, tries to describe the cyclone pattern that tries to change the flat geometry of the landscape, although from our point of view it hints more towards the high-tech architecture with its…

The Perth Arena by ARM Architecture and Cameron Chisholm Nicol

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Mar 2013 6:18 pm | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

The Perth Arena indoor sports and entertainment center was designed through a collaboration of ARM Architecture with Cameron Chisholm Nicol and was completed in 2012. The stadium is located in the northern part of Perth in Australia and, with its innovative design, it was meant to renew the precinct through the attraction of a large number of visitors each year. The design was based on the Eternity Puzzle and by the 12-sided Round House in Fremantle, one of the oldest…

Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine

By : Mark V | 24 Feb 2013 11:48 am | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

Opened in 2009, the Donbass Arena stadium in Donetsk, Ukraine was designed by the practice of Arup Sport and it is the home of the FC Shakhtar Donetsk. Located in the Lenin Comsomol park right in the center of the city, the project took more than three years to complete and its cost reached 400 million dollars. There were around 1600 specialists who were involved in its construction and the designers were the same ones who also designed the City…

The Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees

By : Mark V | 14 Feb 2013 7:59 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

Located in the Bronx in New York City, The Yankee Stadium is one of the most beautiful baseball stadiums in the ‘US (and the entire world as well) and it was opened in 2009 when it became the new home of the New York Yankees when their original stadium got closed. Its design is largely inspired by its predecessor and is also designed as a shrine for the team. Although its construction began in 2006 the building took so much…

The Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans

By : Mark V | 7 Feb 2013 3:56 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

This multi-purpose stadium is located in Houston, Texas, USA and it is called the Reliant Stadium. Designed by Populous, Lockwood Andrews Newnam, Inc. and Hermes Architects this stadium hosts events such as American Football, Rodeo, college football, soccer and college basketball, and has a capacity of over 71,054 seats. It’s the home of NFL’s Houston Texans, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Texas Bowl along with plenty other events of an international scale. It also was the host of…

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