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Grand Stade de Lille Métropole in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Boulevard de Tournai, France by Valode & Pistre + Pierre Ferret

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Article source: Ulrike Zornow

Grand Stade Lille Métropole – IMAGIC WEAVE® transparent media façade made from 2045 m² of HAVER & BOECKER architectural wire mesh

Nowadays, the demand on modern stadium architecture is becoming increasingly complex.  Besides flexibility and a comfortable spectator experience, the aesthetic and multifunctional ability of a stadium are also major design factors. Excitement within the stadium should be transferred to the outside via media facades. One of the most advanced multi-purpose stadiums that meets these demands par excellence is the Grand Stade Lille Métropole. This innovative building is clad with IMAGIC WEAVE® transparent media facade by HAVER & BOECKER. There are three different areas of varying resolution, each providing the optimum requirement for playing the media required.

The elliptical main façade of the Grand Stade Lille Métropole is covered with 2046 m² of architectural wire mesh manufactured by HAVER & BOECKER. Image Courtesy © Haver & Boecker

  • Architects: Valode & Pistre + Pierre Ferret
  • Project: Grand Stade Lille Métropole
  • Location: Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Boulevard de Tournai, France
  • Photographer: Haver & Boecker

Sungui Arena Park Soccer Stadium in Incheon, South Korea by Rossetti Architects

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Article source: Rossetti Architects

This project is part of a 22-acre urban renewal plan, connecting an Asian city with its major sea port. Its goal is to revitalize a depressed area by catalyzing growth powered by a new soccer stadium and mixed-use development. The design team carefully integrated the stadium’s site and program to respond to its urban context. An existing multi-modal transit station became a critical anchor in the northwest corner.

Image courtesy Rossetti Architects 

  • Architects: Rossetti Architects
  • Project: Sungui Arena Park Soccer Stadium
  • Location: Incheon, South Korea

Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, Lansdowne Park in Canada by Cannon Design

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Article source: Cannon Design

Lansdowne Park is an historic sports, exhibition and entertainment facility in Ottawa’s urban center. An integral part of the city’s history, it features the aging 24,000-seat Frank Clair Stadium and other entertainment venues. The City of Ottawa embarked upon a major redevelopment, renovating the stadium and the heritage buildings on the site and adding 300,000 sf of new retail space. The renovated stadium can expand to 45,000 seats, enabling it to host national and international events. The stadium’s porous, accessible design encourages the intersection of people and built form.

Image Courtesy Cannon Design 

  • Architects: Cannon Design
  • Project: Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, Lansdowne Park
  • Location: Ottawa, Canada

The Twist in Tokyo, Japan by MenoMenoPiu Architects & FHF Architectes

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Article source: MenoMenoPiu Architects & FHF Architectes

A district town: Which must be an excellence tool for the public and for all its participants. Its architecture connects gardens, squares, covered pedestrian streets, gathering spaces and induce new urban compartments. Designed as a city fragment, not only as a sport equipment, our stadium is an attractor: innovative and generator of vitality. It is expanding in order to better reach users requirements: proximity, diversity, accessibility. It became a district, naturally sustainable and ecological.

Our stadium concept, unlike other conventional stadiums, is an elliptical spiral which is gradually unrolling and forming the built space with a slope of 2%, serving the 80 000 places (with a visibility angle that grows from 20% in the bottom part to 45% at the top part of the gardens). This disposition aims to offer to the public a perfect visibility from all the gardens. The slope also facilitates the access in the building for people with motor deficiencies.

Image courtesy MenoMenoPiu Architects & FHF Architectes 

  • Architects: MenoMenoPiu Architects & FHF Architectes
  • Project: The Twist
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Project Team:
    MenoMenoPiu Architects: Mario Emanuele Salini, Rocco Valantines, Gilberto Bonelli, Paolo Venturella, Alessandro Balducci, Cristian Gheorghe
    FHF Architects: Francois Filippi, Gabriele Guastella, Alexandra Popescu

Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Article source: WSDG

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL: As soccer enthusiasm continues to sweep the globe, venerable stadiums are undergoing substantial upgrades to keep pace with 21st Century fan expectations.  Renato Cipriano, Partner/GM, Walters-Storyk Design Group/ Brazil, reports the WSDG international team has completed work on the Mineirão Stadium renovation and remains actively involved with a second major stadium renovation project in Belo Horizonte, and a third in Rio de Janeiro.

Image Courtesy WSDG

  • Acoustical consultants: WSDG
  • Architects: GPA&A
  • Project: Mineirao Stadium
  • Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Photography: Alberto Andrich
  • Software used: 
    1. Architecture – Autodesk Revit
    2. Acoustics – CATT Acoustics

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium Competition Entry in Japan by Andrea Maffei Architects

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: Andrea Maffei Architects

The competition for the New Tokyo National Stadium which began in July and ended in September 2012 asked for a proposal for the 2020 Olympic Games. We made a design whose intention was to allow people to feel very close to the activity within, to the athletes and football players, to the exciting atmosphere in which the spectator is involved directly in the games. At the same time we also wanted to design a space which was flexible, that could accommodate the wide range of sports intended for this kind of building, by focusing specifically on circulation that would make movement easy and fluid. In front of the large stadium area there is a main public space that creates a new Festival Sport Plaza, whose roof protects people from rain and provides shadow in the hot summer months. The space was intended to be used for exterior and extraneous events like concerts, oobon parties, political campaigns, small sporting activities, fairs, and many others.

Image Courtesy via Venti Settembre

  • Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium Competition Entry
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program: Olympic Stadium – 2020 Olympic Games
  • Client: Japan Sports Council
  • Competition Dates: July – September 2012
  • Architecture Project: Andrea Maffei
  • Design Team: Takeshi Miura, Alessandra De Stefani, Takatoshi Oki, Roberto Balduzzi, Paolo Evolvi, Stefano Bergagna, Pietro Bertozzi, Chiara Zandri / Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Associate Architect: Hiroshi Yoshino, Mitsuyoshi Miyazaki / Yoshino Hiroshi Architect Office structures prof. Massimo Majowiecki / Studio Tecnico Majowiecki
  • Mechanical Systems: Kankyo-Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Total Area: 301.215 sqm
  • Capacity: 90.000 seats
  • Cost Estimation: US$ 1,300,000
  • Image: via Venti Settembre

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Seattle Center HUB (Hybrid Urban Bioscape) by Aetrangere

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Aetrangere

AN URBAN BIOSCAPE

While society is becoming more complex, two social dynamics could have an enormous incidence in the way that public space will perform in the future. People have a growing concern about environmental matters while an increasing access to information in real time ( and to the mobile media technologies that make it possible) are defying the classical conception of public space, redefining our expectations and confronting it to evolving demands for a wide range of new social experiences.

Image Courtesy © Aetrangere

  • Architects: Aetrangere
  • Project: Seattle Center HUB (Hybrid Urban Bioscape)
  • Location: Seattle Center, Seattle, USA
  • Photo credit: Aetrangere
  • Project Description: New main Public Space for Seattle Center
  • Type: Open International Ideas Competition
  • Client: Seattle Center Foundation
  • Program: Public space, parking, open air performance area, football stadium, sustainable facilities, office, exhibition space, retail, green area, restaurant, café
  • Site Area: 36 500 sqm
  • Project Area: 10 000 sqm
  • Scope: Architectural, Urban and Landscape Concept Design
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Project Leader: Mario Caceres
  • Team: Mario Caceres, Architect and Urban Planner, Christian Canonico, Architect and Engineer
  • Renderings: Inimagenable

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University of Houston Stadium Parking Garage in Houston, Texas by WHR Architects

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Article source: WHR Architects

Designed by WHR Architects, University of Houston Stadium Parking Garage parking provides far more that parking. The 2,300 car facility contains a Barnes & Nobel Fan Shop, Cougar Express Mini Market, Taco Cabana restaurant, offices for UH Parking and Transportation and UH Parking Customer Services. With 85% of the university’s nearly 40,000 students commuting from around the sprawling City of Houston and its suburbs, reimagining the garage as an amenity project made sense for several reasons.

Image Courtesy © WHR Architects

  • Architects: WHR Architects
  • Project: University of Houston Stadium Parking Garage
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Photography: Tracey N. Freeman, AeroPhoto, Inc
  • Contract Delivery Method: Design/Build
  • Final Project Size: 735,821 GSF | 2,296 Spaces | 4 Levels
  • Type Of Construction: New
  • Start & Finish Dates For Design: October 2010 – April 2011
  • NTP & Substantial Completion: October 2010 | May 2012

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Krakow Stadium in Munich, Germany by Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Article source: Bentley Systems, Incorporated 

When David Kosdruy and Eike Schling conceptualized their final architectural project to complete a graduate thesis at the Institute for Design and Construction Technology, Technical University of Munich, they settled on the structural behavior behind the design of a 45,000–seat stadium in Krakow, Poland. The project is one of the proposed venues for the 2012 European Football Championship, which Poland and the Ukraine will cohost. 

Image Courtesy © Bentley Systems, Incorporated

  • Architects: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
  • Project: Krakow Stadium
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Design: Technical University Munich
  • Participants: Prof. Dr. Barthel, Dipl. Ing, Eike Schling, and Dipl. Ing. David Kosdruy
  • Marketing Editor: Carol Minton

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Al Ain Stadium in United Arab Emirates by MZ Architects

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Article source: MZ Architects

Set into the desert landscape, the Al Ain football stadium celebrates the game it hosts as much as it celebrates the site in which it lays. Recognising the powerful language of its surroundings and intelligently approaching the issue of scale and the intermittent use of the stadium architecture, the project sinks its 200,000sqm structure into the ground and turns the rocky mountain into one of its main features. It creatively works with the topography and relies on a series of emerging planes to mould the space and help cater for the 40,000 seats it provides. The stadium maximizes the use of on-site material and its visionary design merges landscape and architecture, thus blurring the boundaries between the built and the natural and creating a space that allows the visitor to interact with the stadium activities, much as with the desert landscape itself.

Image Courtesy © MZ Architects

  • Architects: MZ Architects
  • Project: Al Ain Stadium
  • Location: Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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