Category Archives: Sport Arenas

Zenit Stadium in St. Petersburg by Kisho Kurokawa Architects & Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jun 2014 5:05 pm | Stadiums

The new Zenit Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia was designed in 2005 by the Kisho Kurokawa Architects & Associates practice and due to the slow construction process it is still not complete, so the general contracting company Transstroy revealed some new images with the structure. The arena will be the home stadium of the FC Zenit St Petersburg and it is located on the western side of the Krestovsky Island. The stadium will be a host for the 2018 World…

Spordtgebouw by NL Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Jun 2014 12:57 pm | Other, Sport Arenas

Spordtgebouw is the name of a project designed by the NL Architects practice in Dordrecht, The Netherlands and it acts as a combined sports facility for three separate schools located in the Leerpark so that the quality of the sports education can be improved, enhancing the complexity of the venue. The halls can this way be differentiated and thus they can be better adapted to host specific functions such as a Dojo. During the evening and weekends the halls are…

Beira-Rio Stadium by Santini & Rocha Arquitetos

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2014 2:58 pm | Stadiums

The Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil was renovated by the Santini & Rocha Arquitetos practice for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which begins in 12 June and it brings the stadium to contemporary standards with the addition of a roof and a modernized infrastructure. The stadium was originally built in 1969 as the home of the S. C. Internacional football club and it was under renovations before the Santini & Rocha Arquitetos began to oversee the project. The concrete…

Pantanal Arena by GCP Arquitetos

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 May 2014 7:24 pm | Sport Arenas

Located in Cuiaba, Mato Grosso, Brazil, the Pantanal Arena was designed by the GCP Arquitetos practice on an area of over 300000 square meters to give access to a plaza with a play area, walking track, restaurants and bars along with landscaping and a reflecting pool. The stadium can host 42968 spectators during soccer matches and the modular structure can be adapted to host 27000 spectators so that the maintenance costs would be reduced when the minimum 40000 spectator establishments…

The Muskiz Municipal Sports Centre Extension by G&C Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2014 9:35 am | Sport Arenas

The Muskiz Municipal Sports Centre Extension located in Biscay, Spain was designed by the G&C Arquitectos practice in 2014 and it is located on a flat plot of land in the center of the village with three levels that are accessed through a low staircase. The central entrance has four front access pilasters and the expansion adds fitness and spinning areas along with an emergency exit from the multipurpose courts. The designers had to bring the building up to date…

Arena Do Morro by Herzog & De Meuron

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 May 2014 7:58 pm | Sport Arenas

Arena Do Morro is a permeable gymnasium in the Mae Luiza region of Brazil and it was designed by the Herzog & De Meuron architectural practice as a venue for public events. The project combines traditional elements to create the unifying roof which is a symbol of the physical and social activities going on in the town as well as adding a new landmark for the region. Instead of offering a uniform project, the structure is comprised of a series…

Antony-Multisports Complex by Archi5 + Tecnova architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 May 2014 6:01 am | Sport Arenas

The Antony-Multisports Complex located on Rue de l’Annapurna in Antony, France was designed by the practice of Archi5 in collaboration with Tecnova architecture in 2011 as a response to the site so that the structure would make its public nature obvious, trying to interact with the surrounding public spaces. The designers found a way of making the façade mysterious so that it would attract the curiosity of the visitors, being reminiscent of a dark box with a monolithic form breaking…

Drieburcht Sports Complex by VenhoevenCS architecture + urbanism

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 May 2014 5:54 pm | Sport Arenas

The Drieburcht Sports Complex designed by the practice of VenhoevenCS architecture + urbanism is located on the Wagner Square in the Tilburg-North development plan, The Netherlands, and it is an attempt to improve the aesthetic of the neighborhood while also offering extra activities to the public. There are several different facilities in the complex and it was designed as an ideal miniature city with informal spaces which try to bring people together to relax and enjoy themselves. The activities inside…

National Gymnastics Arena in Azerbaijan by Broadway Malyan

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 May 2014 9:12 pm | Sport Arenas

The National Gymnastics Arena located in Baku, Azerbaijan was designed in 2011 by the Broadway Malyan architectural practice after winning the international competition and the firm was appointed by the PASHA construction company to lead the development of the arena through all its processes. The arena has 9000 seats and its design covered the architectural elements, the landscape as well as the graphics, signs, ticketing and orientation. The exterior of the structure is surrounded by strips of shading referencing the…

Castelão Arena by Vigliecca&Associados

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 May 2014 6:14 pm | Sport Arenas

Castelao Arena in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil was designed by the Vigliecca & Associados architectural practice in 2012, being the first stadium ready for the 2014 World Cup and the first arena in South America to receive a LEED Certification for its sustainable elements. The designers remodeled the original space transforming it into a multipurpose arena with the unique feature of being able to integrate a part of the existing structure in the new one, making the space feel diverse and…

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