Demountable stadium hosts opening ceremony for Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

The opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics takes place today, inside a pentagonal temporary stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 35,000-seater arena will host both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, which are being hosted just over a mile away, at the Alpesina ski resort. The £44 million stadium, which can be toured virtually

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Asif Khan reveals super-dark Vantablack pavilion for Winter Olympics 2018

Asif Khan has unveiled a pavilion at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, which is coated in the “darkest substance in the world” to give viewers the impression of gazing into space. The British architect spray-painted the 10-metre-high temporary structure with Vantablack VBx2, a substance that absorbs over 99 per cent of light. Rods tipped

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Populous and Egis unveil masterplan for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

A beach volleyball court will be installed at the foot of the Eiffel Tower as part of the masterplan developed for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games by architects Populous and engineers Egis. Populous and Egis’ proposal will see 38 Olympic and Paralympic venues dispersed across the city, rather than corralled into a campus setting such as in previous

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s US Olympic Museum breaks ground

New York architecture studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro has released new images of its spiralling US Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs, as construction on the project officially starts. First unveiled in 2015, the 5,600-square-metre facility will be the only museum in the US dedicated to the legacy of the country’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. It will feature 1,900 square

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Construction work starts on Kengo Kuma’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium

Building work has begun on Kengo Kuma’s National Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – the design that was controversially selected to replace Zaha Hadid’s competition-winning scheme. A ground-breaking ceremony for the latticed timber stadium was held on 11 December 2016. The ¥149 billion (£1.1 billion) structure is expected to complete in three and a half years’ time to host the Tokyo 2020

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10 of the best stadiums and venues from past Olympics

Rio 2016: events are in full swing at venues across Rio de Janeiro for this summer’s Olympics, so we’ve collected together 10 of our favourite stadiums and arenas that have hosted the games over the years to see how they compare (+ slideshow). Olympisch Stadion by Jan Wils, Amsterdam 1928 Amsterdam’s Olympisch Stadion was designed More

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Henning Larsen Architects opens sail-covered Danish pavilion for Rio Olympics

Rio 2016: Danish studio Henning Larsen Architects used boat sails and masts to create this maritime-inspired pavilion for the Rio 2016 Olympics (+ movie). The pavilion – named Heart of Denmark – is located on Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Ipanema Beach and was created by the Copenhagen-based architects as a gathering spot for Danish athletes and visitors to the 2016 More

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Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course includes rainwater-collecting canopy by Rua Arquitetos

Brazilian studio Rua Arquitetos has completed the golf venue for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which features a tree-like canopy that collects rainwater to irrigate the course (+ slideshow). Located in Barra da Tijuca, on the opposite side of the lagoon from one of the four Olympic and Paralympic venue clusters, the Olympic Golf Course will host both More

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