Category Archives: Sport Arenas

Inzell Speed Skating Stadium by Behnisch Architekten + Pohl Architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Aug 2013 6:44 pm | Indoor Arenas

Located in Inzell in Bavaria, Germany this Speed Skating Stadium was designed by the Behnisch Architekten and the Pohl Architekten practices in 2011 to host the World Single Distant Speed Skating Championship of 2011. For it to be able to host the world-class competition the former outdoor skating track has been improved with an intelligent roof structure which offers seats for 7000 spectators and provides maximum flexibility. The arena has a length of 200 meters and is 90 meters wide…

Antofagasta Regional Stadium by Valle & Cornejo Arquitectos + Nicolás Lipthay

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Aug 2013 6:21 pm | Stadiums

The Antofagasta Regional Stadium in Chile underwent regularization and formalization procedures to improve its aesthetic qualities and increase its functionality. The practice of Valle & Cornejo Arquitectos was commissioned for the project and their work focused on the architectural unity of the whole stadium and on making it a landmark of the city. Since the stadium had several interventions during its lifetime the project seemed patched and the idea was to make it become a simple and continuous structure. The…

FC Kuban Stadium by AFL

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Jul 2013 9:18 am | Stadiums

The architectural practice of AFL designed the new stadium to host the FC Kuban which is one of the oldest football clubs in Russia. The new stadium will have 45000 seats with FIFA and UEFA standards and a design that connects with the riverside of Krasnodar in its architecture. According to the designers the stadium was created as a way of intimidating the opposing teams and with this ideal in mind the project keeps the supporters close to the pitch…

Wimbledon Master Plan Proposal by Grimshaw + Grant Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Jun 2013 10:41 am | Sport Arenas

A new Wimbledon Master Plan design proposal was created by the practice of Grimshaw Architects together with the landscape architecture firm of Grant Associates and their aim is to improve Wimbledon’s position of premier Grand Slam tennis event spot. The plan is designed as a framework to guide the development of the site for the next 20 years and it will focus on the optimization of the grounds through three new grass courts to the north of the No.1 Court…

Spira Performing Arts Center by Wingardh Arkitektkontor

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jun 2013 3:36 pm | Indoor Arenas, Other

The Spira Performing Arts Center is located on an artificial peninsula on Lake Munksjon in the center of downtown Jonkoping, Sweden and it was designed by the architectural practice of Wingardh Arkitektkontor through an invited competition in which they won the first prize. The project includes four performing arts venues: the main concert hall with seats for 910 persons, a 450 seat theater, a black box with 200 seats and a café stage with 200 seats. The four halls are…

Pasarón Stadium by ACXT Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Jun 2013 10:53 am | Sport Arenas

Located in Pontevedra, Spain, the Pasaron Stadium was designed in 2012 by the practice of ACXT Arquitectos and it is placed in an urban setting that is a combination of amenities and residential suites across the Lerez River. The purpose of the project is to regenerate the area and stimulate the creation of new green areas for the residents to enjoy while also facilitating the access to the stadium. The geometry of the pitch is central to the entire project…

The Sungui Arena Park by Rossetti Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2013 5:23 pm | Other, Sport Arenas, Stadiums

This futuristic sports arena was designed by the American architectural practice of Rossetti along with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and designers which also provided the master plan for the entertainment district, this being the first project in Korea to integrate a soccer stadium with commercial, retail and residential elements. The Sungui Arena Park has a capacity of 20000 seats and is a part of an urban renewal plan spreading over a surface of 22 acres which connects Incheon with…

Beijing National Stadium by Herzog & de Meuron

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 May 2013 9:29 am | Sport Arenas

The Beijing National Stadium or the Bird’s Nest as it is also known was designed for the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics by the architectural practice of Herzog & de Meuron in joint venture with ArupSport, China Architectural Design & Research Group and Ai Weiwei. The entire cost for the project reached 423 million dollars and its design takes its inspiration from the Chinese ceramics with steel beams hiding the supports for the retractable roof which give the stadium the…

Golden State Warriors Arena by Snøhetta and AECOM

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 May 2013 10:24 am | Sport Arenas

Located on the San Francisco waterfront, the new NBA basketball Golden State Warriors team stadium was designed by the architects Snøhetta and AECOM as the replacement for the team’s current home at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The team’s lease will expire in 2017 and then they will take their place in this new 67000 square meters arena for the 18 basketball season. The arena is also suitable for other events such as large conventions, music concerts or different cultural…

National Tennis Center by Jackson Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Apr 2013 3:21 pm | Sport Arenas

Located in Melbourne, Australia, the National Tennis Center was designed by the practice of Jackson Architecture and it was delivered one year ahead of the schedule, just in time for the 2013 Australian Open. The Centre is now probably the best purpose built elite tennis facility in the world and it features eight indoor courts and 13 outdoor courts for either elite training or general use and also features a gymnasium, a lounge and changing rooms. There are coaching facilities…

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