Category Archives: Sport Arenas

Iceberg Skating Palace by GUP MNIIP mosproject-4

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Feb 2014 1:04 pm | Sport Arenas

The architectural practice of GUP MNIIP mosproject-4 or the Moscow Research and Design Institute for Culture, Leisure, Sports and Healthcare Buildings, as it is also known, designed the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia and the complex is one of the central settings for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. The palace hosts the figure skating and short track speed skating events and it provides 12000 seats spread across two tiers. The façade of the building reflects its purpose through a…

Matthew Knight Arena by TVA Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Feb 2014 8:07 am | Sport Arenas

The practice of TVA Architects worked with the State of Oregon SEED program to create the Matthew Knight Arena in the city of Eugene forming a new east gateway to the campus of the University of Oregon. The project tries to be an example of the University’s identity and it shows its ideals of education, progressive thinking and concern about the environment, this is why the designers worked with the SEED program to reduce the need of energy by 20…

Estadio Nacional de Fútbol de Venezuela by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Feb 2014 7:11 pm | Stadiums

The architectural practice of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners designed two new stadiums in the Hugo Chavez Park of Caracas, Venezuela in collaboration with Arup and Schlaich Bergermann und Partners being the first project of this kind created by them. The characteristic feature of the project is the lightweight and brightly colored canopy which was created in order “to capture the joy and vitality of the city and its people” according to the designers. The site is on a hillside…

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium Redeveloped by gmp Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Feb 2014 7:18 pm | Stadiums

The international competition for the redesign of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Spain, the home of Real Madrid, ended with the selection of the proposal created by gmp Arquitectos, L35 Arquitectos and Ribas & Ribas as the winning project after a selection from candidates such as Foster & Partners, Herzog & de Meuron or Populous. The designers said that this project will be the most important one in their careers and they did all they could to transform the stadium…

Arena Das Dunas Stadium by Populous

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Feb 2014 7:20 pm | Stadiums

The Arena Das Dunas Stadium located in Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil was recently inaugurated and it will host four group stage matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The international stadium was designed by the Populous architectural practice and the project also included the landscape and masterplan for the surrounding areas. The venue takes its inspiration from the sand dunes of the coastal city and it has 42000 seats capable of hosting sports events, trade shows or concerts…

FC Barcelona development of the Camp Nou soccer stadium

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Jan 2014 5:40 pm | Stadiums

The Barcelona Football Club revealed plans for a revamped arena which will be built on the site of the existing structure although the club seemed favorable to the idea of remaining at the historic Camp Nou Stadium. The proposal tries to improve the functionality as well as the accessibility of the structure transforming the stadium into a new icon for the fans and club. The new venue will have a capacity of 105000 seats with a first tier of terracing…

Rowing High Performance Centre by Alvaro Andrade & MPT

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Jan 2014 8:52 pm | Sport Arenas

The Rowing High Performance Centre located in the Douro Valley in Pocinho, Vila Nova de Foz Coa Municipality, Portugal, is a project designed by the architectural practice of Alvaro Andrade & MPT. The valley is one of the most beautiful in the world and it is a place of choice for many of the rowing champions, making the spot ideal for this centre. There are three main areas in the project, namely the Social Zone, the Housing and the Training…

Itaipava Arena Pernambuco by Daniel Fernandes

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Nov 2013 3:46 pm | Stadiums

Designed by the architect Daniel Fernandes, the Itaipava Arena Pernambuco is a multipurpose stadium located in the western suburbs of the Recife metropolitan area of Sao Lourenco da Mata, Brazil and it will be one of the sites hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The stadium has a capacity of 46160 seats and it is the home of Clube Nautico Capibaribe. The construction was done by Odebrecht Infraestrutura to include a university campus, an indoor arena, a hotel and convention…

Lasesarre Football Stadium by NO.MAD

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Nov 2013 8:54 pm | Stadiums

Lasesarre Football Stadium is a project designed by the NO.MAD architectural practice in 2003 and it is located in Barakaldo, Biscay, Spain. The project is very original, trying to create a natural camouflage around it with 1001 luminous “trees” that were planted next to the stadium with the aid of artificial/plant matter made of steel. The entrance and the exterior are quite unusual and the interior is composed of multiple volumes with an independent organization. There are various seating tiers…

Zaha Hadid unveils design for Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Nov 2013 7:53 pm | Stadiums

The practice of Zaha Hadid Architects designed several new stadiums that are planned to host football matches during the Quatar 2022 FIFA World Cup and although serious efforts were made to move the tournament to the winter, the designers tried to find solutions to create a pleasant environment during the hot summer climate of Quatar. The designers worked in collaboration with the AECOM engineering firm and created a stadium whose shape is based on the curved form of the Dhow,…

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