Category Archives: Sport Arenas

Qatar Foundation Stadium

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Dec 2014 5:32 pm | Stadiums

The Qatar Foundation Stadium is the fourth stadium revealed in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup released by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy taking inspiration from the traditional Islamic architecture. The stadium has a capacity of 40000 seats and it was planned for the Education City of Qatar as the home of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. The interior and the façade are clad in triangular panels with translucent surfaces to change color…

Dressage Arena Extension by Kadawittfeldarchitektur

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Dec 2014 11:01 am | Sport Arenas

The Dressage Arena is a famous stadium in the Sportspark Soers of Aachen, Germany, the largest of its kind especially after being recently added a grandstand for 1200 spectators to increase its overall capacity to 6200 visitors. The practice of Kadawittfeldarchitektur completed the project in July 2014 to permit the inauguration of the stadium with the Concours Hippique International Officiel which is the most prestigious equestrian tournament in the world. The FEI European Championships Aachen 2015 is also planned to…

Lublin City Stadium by Estudio Lamela

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Dec 2014 4:31 pm | Stadiums

The Lublin City Stadium in Poland was designed in 2011 by the Estudio Lamela architectural practice after winning the competition for the project through the collaboration with Budimex as the contractor, offering a venue that meets the UEFA and PZPN requirements for a category III stadium. The project has a capacity of 15400 seats and is located on the riverside of Bystrzyca on the site of a former sugar factory. The front of the stadium has a parking for up…

Merrion Cricket Club by TAKA Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Nov 2014 9:58 am | Sport Arenas

The Merrion Cricket Club on 4 Anglesea Road, Dublin, Ireland was designed in 2014 by the practice of TAKA Architects to update the project with a new pavilion which replaces the one from the 1980s after being severely damaged in the flooding of 2010. The club was founded in 1879 and is on this site since 1906 with the new building seeming to have an irregular layout from some vantage points although it is a symmetrical pyramid which was cut…

Khalifa International Stadium

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Nov 2014 1:22 pm | Stadiums

The Khalifa International Stadium is the latest stadium unveiled for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the project has an increased seating capacity of 40000 as well as a cooling technology that will maintain the temperature inside at an optimal 26 degrees Celsius. The stadium is on the outskirts of Doha and was originally constructed in 1976 with the refurbishment also planned to add food courts, retail spaces, multi-purpose rooms, VIP lounges and a health center. Aside from…

Luanda Multisports Pavilion by Berger Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Nov 2014 3:25 pm | Sport Arenas

The Luanda Multisports Pavilion in Angola was designed by the practice of Berger Arquitectos to improve the quality of life in the region while also promoting the prosperity of the area and its cosmopolitan life. Angola was selected to be the first African country to host the rink Hockey World Cup in 2013 and this pavilion was created to serve as the main venue for the competition, as a symbol for the event. The pavilion has a capacity of 12000…

Océane Stadium by SCAU Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Nov 2014 7:21 pm | Stadiums

The Oceane Stadium located in Le Havre, France was designed in 2012 by the practice of SCAU Architects with an imposing façade than wants to set a new landmark into the region. The practice won the project at a competition began in 2009 and the project is not only a football stadium but also a great arena for various other events due to the sophisticated technical features and high functionality of the design. The project had a cost of 80…

Borisov Stadium Arena by OFIS Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Oct 2014 9:46 pm | Stadiums

The Borisov Stadium Arena in Belarus was designed by the OFIS Architects practice with a ring form façade that brings a contrast to the forested location while preserving as much of the trees as it was possible. The stadium has a capacity of 13000 seats, 620 VIP spaces, 100 press seats and parking spots for 800 automobiles with a perforated exterior that creates a connection between the outdoors and the interior of the arena while also adding a cellular-like aesthetic…

San Mames Stadium by ACXT

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Oct 2014 11:41 pm | Stadiums

The San Mames Stadium located in Bilbao, Biscay, Spain is the home of Athletic Club Bilbao, one of the big European football clubs, and their previous stadium was over a hundred years old, being nicknamed as the cathedral of football. The age of the stadium meant that it was time for a refurbishment and the architectural practice of ACXT was chosen for the project. The stadium overlaps the old San Mames and thus the construction had to be done in…

Shantou University Sport Park by Manica Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Sep 2014 7:12 pm | Sport Arenas

The Sport and Entertainment Park of the Shantou University in China was designed by the practice of Manica Architecture to include a small multipurpose arena, an Olympic natatorium, training and fitness facilities, a large conference hall, and a boutique hotel with a capacity of 200 rooms. The large venue hosts a car park underground and the entire project was designed to work independently from the University, although the programs work together. A new library was added into the campus with…

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