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Richmond Olympic Oval in Virginia by CannonDesign

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: CannonDesign 

Visionary Legacy Olympic Venue Catalyzes Urban Redevelopment  City of Richmond, Richmond Olympic Oval .

The signature venue for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, the  Richmond Olympic Oval is the first Olympic speed-skating facility ever  designed for long-term use. The building spurred the creation of a new  urban waterfront neighborhood in Richmond, BC and continues to nourish  and support it.

Image Courtesy © CannonDesign

  • Architects: CannonDesign 
  • Project: Richmond Olympic Oval
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia


SUNCHEON ART PLATFORM in South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects

Suncheon Bay is famous for its natural sceneries. The privileged location in the junction of the Dong and Isa streams is house of the widest reed bed in South Korea. Among the world’s wetlands, Suncheon Bay is widely known for attracting the largest number of rare birds. Suncheon Bay represents the best of the region and has been always the epicenter of tourism.

We would like to propose for the Suncheon Art Platform competition an urban reinterpretation of the natural sceneries of Suncheon Bay.  We wish to connect the collective memory of the bay with a new cultural and urban life in the city center of Suncheon where Culture and Nature become the raw materials to fabricate a new creative platform for citizens to enjoy and express themselves.

Image Courtesy © Fran Mateos

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
  • Location: Sucheon, South Korea
  • Photography: Fran Mateos
  • Client: City of Suncheon
  • Credits: Daniel Valle, Irene R Vara, Andrea Gonzalez de Vega, Iago Blanco, Jiwon Hur
  • Size: 2000m2
  • Year: 2016


The Hurlingham Racquet Centre in London, England by Metsä Wood

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: Metsä Wood

The Hurlingham project in London involved the construction of a sports complex including four indoor tennis courts and four squash courts. The racquet hall, designed by David Morley Architects, is 35 metres wide and 55 metres long. The main span consists of suspended steel beams. To give the courts space and reduce the costs, the beams are spaced with large gaps of 12.9 metres. To fill these gaps, the architect wanted to see wood.

Image Courtesy © Metsä Wood

  • Architects: Metsä Wood
  • Project: The Hurlingham Racquet Centre
  • Location: London, England  (more…)

Noto-Lucchesi Stadium in Marseille, France by Atelier Naom

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Naom

Investement in Public projets meets more and more difficulties :

the proportion between the needs in relation to communities’ necessarily means raises questions about “how” and «how much», the “quality” and the “quantity”.

Nevertheless, can we now be satisfied with a proposal that would only be “functional” and “quantitative” without considering that responsibility we have in the City, and which influences for many years the daily life of thousands of people?

On the scale of time and space of an area, the calculation is exponential and the stakes are major issues .

Image Courtesy © Naom-Photo Merlan

Image Courtesy © Naom-Photo Merlan

  • Architects: Atelier Naom (D. Fluchaire Architect)
  • Project: Noto-Lucchesi Stadium
  • Location: Avenue de l’escadrille Normandie-Niemen Marseille 13e, France
  • Photography: Naom-Photo Merlan
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Contracting authority: STB Northeast, 20 Bd Françoise Duparc 13 004 Marseille
  • Manager: M. Florent Dian
  • Employees: J. Cogne (Architect) Artec 64 (economist) / Langlois (structure and roadworks studies) / PLB (fluids studies)
  • Floor’s area: 520 m2
  • Land: 18 355 m2
  • Budget: 3 265 000 € HT
  • Studies: 2013 – 2014
  • Construction: 2015 – 2016
  • Construction time: 12 months + 2 months of preparation
  • Delivery: May 2016


Banker Wire Mesh Outfits State-of-the-Art Indoor Soccer Stadium in Montréal, Canada

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Article source: Banker Wire

Built in the center of one of Montréal’s most diverse neighborhoods, the Stade de Soccer de Montréal is a new visual and cultural symbol in the city. Utilizing custom-fabricated Banker Wire mesh partitions around its indoor playing field, the stadium provides tens of thousands of soccer players with a first-class practicing and playing environment.

The design of the Stade de Soccer de Montréal pays homage to and blends in with its surrounding landscape – a former quarry now being turned into what will be the largest urban park in Montréal. Outside, the stadium shows its versatility as a structure built around the topography, not despite it.

Image Courtesy © Olivier Blouin

Image Courtesy © Olivier Blouin

  • Manufacturer: Banker Wire (Nick Murosky)
  • Project: Banker Wire Mesh Outfits State-of-the-Art Indoor Soccer Stadium in Montréal
  • Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada


Forest Green Rovers, Eco Park Stadium in Stroud, England by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Following a seven month international competition, Forest Green Rovers has selected the winning design for its new football stadium in Stroud, UK.

Rovers announced the competition in March this year, and quickly received over 50 entries from around the world, including Sweden, Germany, France, Britain and the United States.

In May, the club shortlisted nine entries, and gave them all two months to work up their concepts, which were reviewed over two days in August, leading to the selection of two finalists. The final two were given another two months to take their concepts further, including a scale model.

Render by VA

Render by VA

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Forest Green Rovers, Eco Park Stadium
  • Location: Stroud, England
  • Rendering: VA


Singapore National Stadium by Arup Associates

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Located on a stunning, central, 35 hectare waterfront site, the Singapore Sports Hub provides a unique ecosystem of sporting, retail and leisure spaces, at the pivot between Singapore’s expanding city centre and the wider public community.

•55,000-seat National Stadium with movable roof, ultra-thin dome roof structure.
• The world’s largest free-span dome, spanning 310 meters.
• Innovative moving tier design to accommodate a wide range of sporting and cultural events for year-round activity.
• Energy-efficient spectator cooling system designed for Singapore’s tropical climate.
• The largest sports infrastructure Public Private Partnership project in the world.

Singapore National Stadium, Image Courtesy © Arup Associates

Singapore National Stadium, Image Courtesy © Arup Associates

  • Architects: Arup Associates
  • Project: Singapore National Stadium
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Christian Richters, Oaker, Franklin Kwan
  • Client: Dragages Singapore & Singapore Sports Hub
  • Singapore Sports Hub Design Team: Arup Associates + Arup + DP Architects + AECOM
  • Completion: Summer 2014


Olympics acoustics and speech intelligibility in Rio, Brazil by Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Article source: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Beyond spectacular, sports action, Rio’s seven Olympic Stadiums were distinguished by world-class speech intelligibility and extraordinary live video feeds. WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group, Brazil-based Partner/GM, Renato Cipriano, reports the firm’s global team began coordinating a simultaneous Acoustic Program and Audio/Video System design in 2013, to meet this Olympic-level challenge. “Fortunately, we have extensive experience in multi-task collaboration,” Cipriano says. “Our U.S. and European teammates were invaluable assets in providing comprehensive technical, acoustic, aesthetic and technological designs for the Maracanã and Barra Park Olympic stadiums, and for Belo Horizonte’s Mineirão,and Independencia arenas.”

Arial view of Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Image Courtesy © Alberto Andrich

Arial view of Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Image Courtesy © Alberto Andrich


Olympia 66 in Dalian, China by Aedas

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Aedas


Olympia 66 is a statement of innovative design as a landmark in the city of Dalian, China. The design respects Chinese culture and urban context, with the thoughtful approach to its relationship to the street providing generous community space and plazas with integrated landscape. This 7-storey shopping mall grasps the fine balance between complex form and function, responding to the immediate surroundings and local community and providing the largest shopping, lifestyle and leisure complex in Dalian.

External view, Image Courtesy © Aedas

External view, Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Olympia 66
  • Location: Dalian, China
  • Client: Hang Lung Properties Ltd
  • Directors: Christine Lam and David Clayton
  • Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd.
  • E&M Engineer: Parsons Brinckerhoff (Asia) Ltd.
  • Quantity Surveyor: Langdon & Seah China Ltd.
  • Traffic Consultant: MVA Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Lighting Designer: DUO Lighting Design + Associates
  • Site Area: 63,400 sq m
  • Gross Floor Area: 221,900 sq m
  • Floor: 7 stories above ground, 3 basement floors
  • Completion Year: 2015


Expansion of the Stadio Druso in Bolzano, Italy by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The trend toward dedicated soccer stadiums is also finding acceptance in smaller, previously multifunctional venues. As in the larger arenas, stands bordering directly on the playing field – without a gap formed by a track – create a tighter atmosphere even on a smaller scale and, with today’s demand for differentiated spaces, also represent considerable economic benefits for operators. The reason for the redesign of the municipal Stadio Druso in Bolzano is to further FC Südtirol’s efforts to comply with the Italian Serie B standards.

Perspective forecourt, Image Courtesy © gmp

Perspective forecourt, Image Courtesy © gmp

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Expansion of the Stadio Druso
  • Location: Bolzano, Italy
  • Client: Municipality of Bolzano / Comune di Bolzano
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz
  • Project leader: competition Ralf Sieber
  • Competition team: Sebastian Pohle, Elsa Tang
  • Project leader, implementation: Ralf Sieber
  • Implementation team: Luisa Manago, Jan Peter Deml
  • In a consortium with: Dejaco + Partner


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