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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…

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…

Leeds Arena by Populous

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Oct 2013 5:30 pm | Indoor Arenas

The Leeds Arena was designed by the Populous architectural practice with the shape of a bowl that focuses on keeping the spectators close to the performance stage even if the seats they have are 67 meters away which is the farthest distance. The theater has 12500 seats and it is located in the downtown area of Leeds, England with a design that integrates itself in the existing infrastructure while also contrasting from them. The façade is made with LED strips…

BBVA Compass Stadium by Populous

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 Sep 2013 12:34 pm | Stadiums

The BBVA Compass Stadium is located in Houston, Texas, USA and it was designed by the architectural practice of Populous as the core of the East Downtown Redevelopment Plan. The stadium has a 22000 seat capacity and is used primarily as a soccer stadium but it can also be adapted for lacrosse, rugby or concerts. The designers wanted to create an architectural icon and they had to work with a tight budget of 60 million dollars to do it so…

FNB Stadium by Populous

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Sep 2013 8:22 am | Stadiums

This stadium has a lot of names the First National Bank Stadium, the Soccer City or The Calabash, it is a landmark of Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa and it was designed by the Populous architectural practice. Boasting a capacity of 94736 seats, the stadium is the largest in Africa and it lies next to the South African Football Association headquarters where the FIFA offices and the Local Organizing Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup have been housed. The stadium was…

The lovely Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland

By : Mark V | 22 Oct 2011 3:55 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

The new Aviva Stadium can welcome up to 51,700 spectators in an amazing arena built on the spot of the old Lansdowne Road venue in Dublin, Ireland. The former venue was demolished in 2007.The famous architecture firm Populous took hold of the project and in 2009 the Aviva Group has decided to sign for a 10-year deal for the naming rights. Its opening date was on 14 May 2010 and it’s Ireland’s first and only, UEFA Elite Stadium and in…




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