Category Archives: Sport Arenas

Tele2 Arena by White arkitekter

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Apr 2014 9:38 am | Sport Arenas

The Tele2 Arena located in the Globe district of Stockholm, Sweden is a multipurpose arena designed by the White arkitekter practice with an asymmetrical shape and a transparent façade to remind of the Nordic light. The arena can host up to 30000 spectators for sport events or 45000 for concerts and the project is the result of a decade of involvement from the designers offering an accessible destination which allows unobstructed views of the surroundings and an inviting presence. The…

Ankara Arena by Yazgan Design Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Apr 2014 3:41 pm | Sport Arenas

Located in a zone reserved for sports activities by the master planning of the city, the Ankara Arena Sports Hall was created by the Yazgan Design Architecture practice in 2010 with historical buildings like the 1st Parliament, the Parachute Tower or the Turkish State Railway Station in its vicinity. The arena spreads over a surface of 46000 square meters and it has a capacity of 10000 seats. The designers implemented an urban plaza to act as a meeting point and…

Basketball Stadium by GMP Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Apr 2014 7:02 pm | Stadiums

This basketball stadium is located in the city of Dongguan in the southern region of China and it was designed by the Gerkan, Marg and Partners (GMP) Architects practice offering a landmark for the large city which creates an identity for the inhabitants of the new Liaobu district. The stadium can host up to 15000 spectators and it can be adapted for various sports events, being one of the main venues of the Dongguan Leopards which is one of the…

Stadio della Roma by Woods Bagot

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Apr 2014 6:38 pm | Stadiums

The Italian Serie A soccer club which will be the new AS Roma stadium: Stadio della Roma was unveiled with a design created by the Woods Bagot architectural practice and it is planned to be completed until the 2016-2017 season. Located on the outskirts of Rome, Italy, the stadium has an architecture inspired by the ancient coliseum and it will be able to seat more than 52000 spectators. The project can be configured to host various sporting or entertainment events…

David Beckham Major League Soccer Stadium by Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Apr 2014 5:19 pm | Stadiums

The Miami-based practice of Arquitectonica in collaboration with 360 Architecture designed the David Beckham Major League Soccer Stadium which could become the home of the new franchise launched by the retired football star. Located in the port of Miami, Florida, the project costs 200 million dollars and it will feature an undulating roof which will offer a view of the city skyline from the upper seats. The stadium will be the third largest venue of the division and it will…

Mersin Stadium by Bahadir Kul Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Mar 2014 8:46 am | Stadiums

The Mersin Stadium located in the city with the same name in Turkey was designed by the practice of Bahadir Kul Architects in 2013 and it tries to be a cultural center for the spectators while also reducing the traffic jam and creating a landmark in the area. The stadium will host national and international sport events with a capacity of 25000 seats and the landscape was designed to offer a connection to the pedestrians and the area. The stadium…

Water Sports Centre by Oliver Mang Architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Mar 2014 8:24 pm | Sport Arenas

The Water Sports Centre designed by the Oliver Mang Architekten practice in Berlin, Germany is on the waterside of the Spree River in the Treptow-Kopenick area and it is the home of the “Turngemeinde in Berlin 1848 e.V” association which is the oldest rowing and canoeing section in the city. The structure is oriented toward the river and there is a boat yard between the building and the river with a jetty. The façade is integrated with the building’s design…

London Aquatics Center by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Mar 2014 7:05 pm | Sport Arenas

The practice of Zaha Hadid Architects designed the London Aquatics Center for the 2012 Olympic Games and we have covered the project at the time (you can review the article here), but although the games are over legacy of the building carries on and the project is now renovated. During the summer Olympics the arena was able to seat spectators on the removable seating wings and the structure was now made permanent with seats for up to 2500 viewers and…

Milson Island Sports Stadium by Allen Jack + Cottier Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2014 5:12 pm | Sport Arenas

The practice of Allen Jack + Cottier Architects designed the Milson Island Sports Stadium located on a peaceful natural site to the north of Sydney, Australia and the project takes the inspiration for its shape from the canoe. The purpose of the project is to be a retreat for the disadvantaged youth with a strong focus on health and social equity so the designers chose to employ two transparent glazed walls with a curbing plywood skin that gives the volume…

Fisht Olympic Stadium by Populous

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Feb 2014 8:41 am | Stadiums

The Fisht Olympic Stadium is named after the Mount Fisht and is located in the Sochi Olympic Park offering a 40000 seat capacity. The project was designed by the Populous architectural practice in collaboration with the Buro Happold design consultancy firm with the main purpose of hosting the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. The open-air stadium has walls and roof built as a continuous glass surface in order…

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