Category Archives: Sport Arenas

Sportplaza Mercator by VenhoevenCS

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Jun 2015 1:51 am | Sport Arenas, Urban

The De Baarsjes neighborhood in Amsterdam hosts people from 129 different countries and this project was designed by the practice of VenhoevenCS as a means of improving the community’s life. They created an attractive landmark with plenty of tempting options such as swimming pools, a therapy pool, fitness, aerobics, a sauna or steam bath and a party center. There is also a café and a restaurant in the plaza and the children can be hosted in a childcare area. Since…

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana

By : Mark V | 12 May 2015 11:28 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

The home of NFL’s New Orleans Saints and also the stadium that hosts Super Bowl XLVII, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (former Louisiana Superdome) is also a sports exhibition that resides in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Designed in 1967 by the architectural practice of Curtis and Davis, the steel frame that encompasses it covers 13 acres and the dome has a diameter of 210 meters thus it is the largest fixed structure with a dome on the…

Tucheng Sports Center by Q-Lab

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Mar 2015 3:14 pm | Sport Arenas

The Tucheng Sports Center in New Taipei City, Taiwan was designed in 2014 by the Q-Lab architectural practice and is comprised of three volumes interlocked with one another with two red ones hosting the basketball courts and another grey one for the ice hockey rink protruding from the blue volume where the swimming pool is located. The façade is made of perforated aluminum in the front and glass at the back for more natural light and the building has a…

Sport Centre Jules Ladoumegue by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Feb 2015 9:16 am | Sport Arenas

The Sport Centre Jules Ladoumegue located in Paris, France was designed by the practice of Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes in 2014 and it updates parts of the former stadium with a maintenance center and a new space for sport activities added to allow it to become a multifunctional venue. There are fields for soccer and rugby on the rooftop of the maintenance center and six covered tennis courts define the acoustic barrier to separate the areas from the urban bustle. The…

Water Cube by ARUP

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Feb 2015 6:29 pm | Indoor Arenas

The National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China, or Water Cube, as it is also called, is an imposing landmark designed by the ARUP architectural practice to act as a greenhouse due to a façade made of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene that permits sunlight to pass inside and passively heat the building as well as the water in the swimming pool. The ETFE blue bubbles led to a reduction of the energy needed of 30% which is quite significant and the designers achieved…

New AC Milan Stadium by Arup

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Feb 2015 9:23 am | Stadiums

The AC Milan football club presented their plans for a new stadium in the Portello area of Milan, Italy which will be a part of a larger development open every day of the week and it features a design created by the Arup architectural practice. The stadium includes a hotel, a sports college, several restaurants, landscaped public areas and the main venue, of course, with a capacity of 48000 seats. A part of the structure will be placed underground so…

10 impressive sport arenas built in 2014

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jan 2015 1:54 pm | Sport Arenas

The preparation for the FIFA World Cup championship in 2022 which will take place in Qatar led to the creation of some of the most innovative stadiums and there are plenty of sports arenas being built throughout the globe so today we will take a look at the ones we consider the most exciting. 10. Oceane Stadium by SCAU Architects   The project had a cost of 80 million Euros and has a capacity of 25000 seats with easy access…

Konya City Stadium

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Dec 2014 11:15 pm | Stadiums

The Konya City Stadium in Turkey was designed in 2014 by the practice of Bahadir Kul Architects with a total surface of 450.000 square meters incorporating a sports hall, swimming pool, velodrome and a concourse. The stadium is at a distance of 9 kilometers away from the center of the city and a railway system ensures access to it aside from the public transport. The façade is green and white which are the colors of the local team and the…

Warriors Arena by MANICA architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Dec 2014 12:45 am | Sport Arenas

The practice of MANICA architecture collaborated with Snohetta at the creation of a new arena that would serve as the home of the Golden State Warriors basketball team in San Francisco improving the original design with a new look. The first plan was criticized for having compositional elements that allude to the shape of a toilet, so the designers reconfigured the project after which it was presented to the citizens’ advisory committee for approval. The original site was on the…

Multifunctional Sports Hall by Dico and Tiganas

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Dec 2014 10:55 pm | Indoor Arenas

This Multifunctional Sports Hall located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania was created as a part of the Cluj Arena infrastructure of training, championship and cultural events as a soccer and athletics stadium created by the Dico and Tiganas architectural practice in 2011. The project was quite needed in a city where a quarter of the population is comprised of students and the hall brings a new connective element between the Central Garden and the Somes River bank, leading to a sports park…

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