12 stadiums that will host matches at the World Cup 2018 in Russia

With the FIFA World Cup 2018 kicking off today in Russia, here’s a look at all 12 of the stadiums that will be hosting games over the next month. Starting today, 14 June 2018, and continuing until 15 July 2018, the contest will see 32 national football teams compete for the coveted World Cup trophy. Matches will take

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Moscow’s historic Luzhniki Stadium refurbished for World Cup 2018

The opening game of the FIFA World Cup 2018 takes place today inside Russia’s national stadium, which has been overhauled by Moscow studio Speech. Built in 1956, Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow hosted key events during the Olympic Games in 1980 and is home to the Russian national football team. Speech has renovated the structure to meet FIFA standards, required for

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Chelsea FC shelves plans for Herzog & de Meuron-designed stadium

Herzog & de Meuron’s plans to update Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium have been put on hold indefinitely amid an “unfavourable investment climate”. Chelsea Football Club released a statement today saying the £500 million renovation plans by the Swiss firm had been put “on hold”. “No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur. The

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Paris stadium to be covered with greenery in bid to become Olympic venue

SCAU is set to cover the Clamart stadium in Paris with verdant foliage, as part of a renovation that will be completed in time for the Olympic Games in 2024. The French architecture practice has won the competition to overhaul the stadium in Clamart, which backs onto the Meudon Forest in the Parisian suburbs, in a bid to

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Populous unveils plans for America’s largest dedicated esports arena

Venue specialist Populous has proposed “North America’s first esports stadium” in Arlington, Texas. The arena being designed for the City of Arlington and developer Esports Venues will be “the largest and most flexible esports stadium in the country” according to Populous. Along with the main competition arena, the venue will contain a broadcast studio, hospitality suites, shops, gaming spaces and team

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First visuals revealed of Populous’ spherical London arena

The first images of Populous’ MSG Sphere venue, which is planned for a site near the Olympic Park in east London, have been released. Populous is designing the 18,000-seat spherical arena to host both music and esport events for the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). Plans for the venue emerged earlier this year, alongside images of an

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SCAU to design stadium for Africa Nations Cup in Ivory Coast

SCAU has won a competition to design a 20,000-seater football stadium in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, to host matches at the 2021 Africa Nations Cup. The £50 million Stade de Yamoussoukro, which will be built in Ivory Coast’s administrative capital, is one of six stadiums that will host games during the tournament. The Paris-based architecture firm’s proposal sinks three

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Populous unveils renovation plans for modernist Seattle stadium

A glazed atrium will be used to expose the sloped roof of a multi-purpose arena in Seattle, as part of architectural firm Populous’ plans to update the 1960s structure. Populous is teaming with stadium design and development specialists Oak View Group (OVG) on the $600-million (£432 million) transformation of the venue, which is located in the Seattle Center

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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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Super Bowl stadiums of the past, present and future

Since the 52nd Super Bowl is taking place this weekend at a new stadium in Minneapolis, here’s a look at some of the other giant venues that have previously hosted, or will host, the NFL’s annual American football championship. US Bank Stadium by HKS, Minneapolis, Minnesota Super Bowl LII This year’s Super Bowl will be held at

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Atlanta stadium by HOK hosts American football games under retractable “petals”

Giant triangular panels overlap to surround this American football stadium in Atlanta by architecture firm HOK, which has a roof that “opens and closes like a camera aperture”. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in August 2017, provides a large-scale entertainment venue for the city and a new home for the Atlanta Falcons. It replaces the

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Angular stadium for Minnesota Vikings will host the 52nd Super Bowl

America’s most popular sporting event, the Super Bowl, will take place next week in a new Minneapolis stadium featuring angular protrusions, zinc cladding and a roof partly made of plastic film. Located in downtown Minneapolis, the US Bank Stadium is home to the Minnesota Vikings, a member of the National Football League (NFL). Encompassing 1.8 million square

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Council saves Herzog & de Meuron’s Chelsea football stadium from neighbours’ injunction

An injunction that would have prevented Herzog & de Meuron from redeveloping Chelsea FC’s football stadium has been blocked by the local council, paving the way for construction to begin. Planning permission was granted for the £500 million overhaul of the west London football club’s 41,837-seat Stamford Bridge stadium in January 2017. But a group of

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Qatar’s shipping-container football stadium can be taken apart and reassembled after the match

Modified shipping containers are being used to construct Fenwick Iribarren Architects’ Ras Abu Aboud stadium in Doha for the controversial 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. The Spanish architecture practice’s modular design means the stadium can be dismantled and moved to a new location after the football tournament. Repurposed steel containers will be arranged in an “elegant curved square” and each will

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Light Earth Designs creates sustainable cricket pavilion of self-supporting parabolic roofs

Three vaulted structures built using compressed soil-cement tiles form a canopy at this cricket pavilion in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, which looks out across the ground and a wetland valley. The pavilion for the Rwanda Cricket Stadium was developed by a British collective called Light Earth Designs that explores sustainable approaches to architecture and urban

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BIG designs “checkerboard” domed sports centre for Texas rodeo

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is set to build a sports and music complex in Austin, Texas, with a fractured dome roof and an area for rodeo at its centre. The 121,000-square-metre East Austin District will include a 15,000-seat arena that will host the Austin Rodeo, hockey games and concerts and a 40,000-seat stadium for football,

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Populous updates Lord’s cricket stand with fan-shaped roof

Splayed wooden ribs support the new gauze-like roof of the Warner stand at Lord’s cricket grounds, and was designed by Populous as part of a wider overhaul of the stadium. The update of the Warner stand is the first phase of a 20-year masterplan orchestrated by Marylebone Cricket Club, the owners of Lord’s, which will see extensive

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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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Ibrahim Jaidah unveils cap-inspired stadium for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

The latest football stadium for the 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar has been unveiled, featuring a diamond-patterned exterior based on the knitted white cap traditionally worn by Arab men. Qatari architect Ibrahim M Jaidah designed the Al Thumama Stadium to seat 40,000 spectators for matches up to the quarter-final stage during the 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament.

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David Beckham scores land for Populous-designed football stadium in Miami

David Beckham’s plan to create a new professional soccer team for Miami is a step closer to kick-off – the British footballer has now acquired a plot of land to build a stadium on. The Miami Beckham United team, backed by the star, received approval from politicians in Miami-Dade county to buy the three-acre parcel of land in

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AART reveals designs for national rowing stadium in Denmark

Danish studio AART has been selected to design Denmark’s national rowing stadium, with its designs for a tiered and timber-clad boathouse at Bagsværd Lake on the outskirts of Copenhagen. AART’s primary concern was creating a stadium that would blend seamlessly into its natural context. The aesthetic of the building follows that of the traditional villas surrounding the lake, with

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Japan urged to stop using deforestation-linked wood for Kengo Kuma’s Olympic stadium

The Japanese government has been accused of using timber linked to deforestation and human-rights violations to build its Kengo Kuma-designed stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. A petition with 140,000 signatures was delivered to Japanese embassies in Switzerland and Germany this week, demanding the government rethink its use of cheap tropical wood. Bilong Oyoi, the former head of a rainforest

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Wooden spike shelters grandstand at Estonian stadium by KAMP Arhitektid

The sharply angled roof, walls and steps at either end of this stadium in the Estonian city of Pärnu direct spectators up and into the main grandstand. The Pärnu Seaside Stadium was designed by Tallinn studio KAMP Arhitektid to replace an existing grandstand on a site close to the city’s beach. This is the third iteration

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Retractable “scallop shell” roof could be built over Verona’s Roman arena

The 2,000-year-old amphitheatre in Verona, Italy, could be transformed into an indoor stadium with this competition-winning proposal by German firms GMP and SBP. Architecture office GMP and engineering firm SBP won an international contest seeking ideas for a roof over the Roman arena, which was built in the first century but is still in use today as a major opera

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Herzog & de Meuron secures permission to revamp Chelsea FC football stadium

Herzog & de Meuron has been granted planning permission to completely overhaul Chelsea FC’s London stadium, encasing it behind 264 sculptural brick pillars. The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has unanimously approved the revamp of the football club’s Stamford Bridge stadium, which will increase spectator capacity up from 41,837 to 60,000. Switzerland-based Herzog & de Meuron is working with London architecture

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Las Vegas hopes to entice Oakland Raiders with $1.9 billion stadium

This new stadium designed for the Oakland Raiders could facilitate the American football team’s proposed move to Las Vegas. The venue’s 65,000 seats would fit inside a bowl-shaped form, which would have an open side to the north and be topped with a transparent roof. Black bands curving around the structure also feature in the design

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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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Construction begins on massive stadium for American football team LA Rams

HKS Architects has revealed its design for the new home of American football team LA Rams, which will feature a giant, sculptural roof made of perforated metal and see-through plastic film. Encompassing nearly three million square feet (2.7 million square metres), the sports arena is now under construction in the Inglewood neighbourhood, just east of the Los Angeles

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Zaha Hadid Architects to build world’s first wooden football stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects has been commissioned to design a 5,000-seat stadium built entirely from wood, for the British football club Forest Green Rovers. The London-based firm set up by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid won an international competition to design the stadium for the National League team, seeing off competition from over 50 other entrants from Europe and

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Modernist stadium in Cambodia captured in new photos by Virgile Simon Bertrand

These images by French photographer Virgile Simon Bertrand show a concrete stadium in Cambodia, which was designed by architect Vann Molyvann for a Southeast Asian Games that never took place (+ slideshow). The National Olympic Stadium is one of the most famous projects by Molyvann – arguably Cambodia’s most prolific Modernist architect – but it was actually never intended More

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Youth Arena by Vigliecca & Associados will transform mid-Olympics

Rio 2016: after it hosts the women’s basketball tournament at this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, this venue will be overhauled halfway through the games to accommodate fencing (+ slideshow). The Arena da Juventude – or Youth Arena – was designed by Vigliecca & Associados, the local firm also responsible for the overall masterplan More

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Wilkinson Eyre’s Arenas Cariocas form the largest venue at Rio’s Barra Olympic Park

Rio 2016: London architecture firm Wilkinson Eyre has created a trio of conjoined venues to host a range of indoor events at this month’s Olympic games (+ slideshow). The Arenas Cariocas are located on Rio de Janeiro’s Barra Olympic Park, on the site of the city’s old Formula 1 racing track. At 400 metres long More

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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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Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics venues photographed by Leonardo Finotti

Rio 2016: explore the stadiums and arenas poised to host events during this month’s Olympic games in these images by Brazilian photographer Leonardo Finotti (+ slideshow). All eyes are on Rio de Janeiro as it gets set to put on the world’s biggest sporting event. Following Friday night’s opening ceremony, two weeks of competitions will More

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Rio 2016 handball arena will dismantle to become four schools

Rio 2016: the handball arena set to host events during the Rio Olympics next month is designed to be taken down and rebuilt as schools around the city (+ slideshow). Local studio Lopes, Santos & Ferreira Gomes worked with UK firm AndArchitects to create the 12,000-seat Future Arena. The box-shaped stadium is enveloped by rainscreens, More

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Crowdfunding campaign launched to fund restoration of abandoned Miami Marine Stadium

Heineken and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are hosting a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the resurrection of a 1960s Miami stadium designed by Cuban architect Hilario Candela. Called Save Your Seat, the Indiegogo campaign aims to raise money for the restoration of the Miami Marine Stadium – a 6,566-seat waterfront sports venue that has sat More

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Heatherwick appointed to design new stand for Fulham FC

London football club Fulham FC has appointed Thomas Heatherwick to redesign part of its stadium and create “an iconic landmark on the banks of the River Thames”. Heatherwick Studio will lead the overhaul of the Riverside stand at Craven Cottage, the club’s west London home since 1896. Heatherwick was personally chosen by Shahid Khan, the owner More

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SCAU adds undulating ring-shaped roof to Marseille football stadium

French firm SCAU designed the undulating fibreglass roof of Marseille’s football stadium, which is set to host the UEFA Euro 2016 semi-final between France and Germany this Thursday (+ slideshow). SCAU was asked to refurbish the existing Stade Vélodrome in preparation for the European football championship, extending its stand capacity from 60,000 to 67,000 and developing a new roof to shelter spectators. The roof More

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Sound-amplifying stadium by Populous provides Lyon venue for Euro 2016

The firm behind the London Olympic stadium has built a new home for French football team Olympique Lyonnais, featuring an enormous fabric roof that amplifies the noise of the fans (+ slideshow). The Parc Olympique Lyonnais – nicknamed Stade des Lumières – was completed by Populous’ London office in time for France’s hosting of the 2016 European Championships, for More

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Six key stadiums hosting the Euro 2016 championship games

With the Euro football championship now underway, we’ve collected together everything you need to know about six of the tournament’s key venues, including a brand new stadium by Herzog & de Meuron. Stade de Bordeaux by Herzog & de Meuron The Bordeaux stadium comprises a sharp-edged rectangular roof supported by hundreds of slim white columns. It was completed last year More

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Crystalline soccer stadium by Saucier + Perrotte and HCMA references Canadian mining landscape

This football stadium in Montreal has a giant faceted roof structure, which folds over an indoor playing field before morphing into spectator seating surrounding a second open-air pitch (+ slideshow). The Stade de Soccer de Montreal was designed as a collaboration between Canadian studios Saucier + Perrotte and HCMA. It is located on the former Miron Quarry and landfill site, which is in More

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BIG reveals more images of Washington Redskins stadium design

BIG has now released a full set of images of its design for the new Washington Redskins American football stadium, revealing more activities that the venue could facilitate (+ slideshow). Bjarke Ingels’ firm envisions the building being set within a large amphitheatre-like park that could transform into a performance venue for up to 100,000 people. More

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BIG’s new stadium for the Redskins could offer abseiling, surfing and kayaking

Bjarke Ingels has unveiled his firm’s new stadium design for American football team the Washington Redskins, set to feature a moat offering an assortment of sporting activities. Although a location for the new Redskins stadium complex has not been chosen, BIG has already developed a design, which was unveiled on US television show 60 Minutes yesterday. Related More

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FC Barcelona selects Nikken Sekkei team to overhaul Camp Nou stadium

Huge Japanese architecture firm Nikken Sekkei and Barcelona studio Pascual i Ausió Arquitectes have been selected to renovate the Camp Nou stadium, home of FC Barcelona. Dubbed the New Camp Nou, the proposal from the two architecture firms will see significant alterations to the stadium in Barcelona, Spain, which was originally designed in 1957 by More

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Tokujin Yoshioka reveals alternative vision for Tokyo Olympic stadium

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has revealed his own vision for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium, which he was not permitted to enter into the design competition (+ movie). Yoshioka – best known for his transparent furniture and weather-themed installations – planned to compete against Kengo Kuma and Toyo Ito in the most recent stadium design More

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Kengo Kuma denies plagiarising Zaha Hadid’s Tokyo stadium design

Kengo Kuma has rubbished claims by Zaha Hadid that his replacement design for her scrapped Tokyo Olympic stadium has “remarkable similarities”. Speaking at a press conference earlier today, the Japanese architect refuted Hadid’s suggestion that his design has a similar shape and layout to her own proposal, which was dropped by the Japan Sports Council in a row More

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Zaha Hadid refuses to hand over copyright for unpaid Japan stadium designs

The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are refusing to pay Zaha Hadid for her scrapped stadium design until she gives up all copyright on the project and signs a gagging order. Zaha Hadid Architects declined the request from the Japan Sports Council (JSC) to sign a revised contract including a new clause requiring the firm More

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BIG in the running to design American football stadium

The next big US project for Bjarke Ingels’ firm could be an American football stadium for the Washington Redskins. News reports surfaced this week that Danish firm BIG could be teaming up with the Redskins to design a new stadium in the Washington DC metro area. BIG has never designed a sports arena, although the firm is in More

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Zaha Hadid accuses Japanese government and architects of collusion over Tokyo stadium

Zaha Hadid has accused Japanese authorities and architects of colluding over the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium project, and says that Kengo Kuma’s replacement design has “remarkable similarities” to her own. The London-based architect, who was ousted from the job in July two years after winning a competition to design the stadium, said that she had been treated shockingly. “Sadly the Japanese authorities, with More

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Kengo Kuma beats Toyo Ito to win Japan National Stadium competition

Japanese officials have selected a wooden lattice design by Kengo Kuma for the new National Stadium in Tokyo, which will be the centrepiece for the 2020 Olympics. According to local sources, the decision to award the job to Kuma – one of Japan’s leading architects – was announced this morning in a government cabinet meeting. More

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Kengo Kuma and Toyo Ito unveil competing bids for Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Toyo Ito have unveiled rival proposals to build the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium, replacing Zaha Hadid’s original competition-winning design (+ slideshow). The Japan Sport Council (JSC) has revealed images of the two designs competing for the Tokyo National Stadium contract, which are by Japanese architects Kuma and Ito. The two schemes were submitted anonymously to a new competition More

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Herzog & de Meuron reveals latest plans for Chelsea football stadium redesign

Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled its final design for the revamp of Chelsea FC’s London stadium, with a brick and steel addition it describes as a “contemporary sculpted form” (+ slideshow). The Swiss firm is working with London architecture firm Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands on the overhaul of the west London football club’s 41,837-seat Stamford Bridge […]

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Zaha Hadid forced to throw in the towel over Tokyo Olympic stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects has had to give up its battle over the Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium after failing to secure a construction company for its design. Zaha Hadid teamed up with Japanese architecture and engineering firm Nikken Sekkei to renew its bid for the stadium design earlier this month, but the firms have announced that […]

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Zaha Hadid teams up with Nikken Sekkei to submit new bid for Tokyo 2020 stadium

Zaha Hadid is working with Japanese architecture and engineering firm Nikken Sekkei to win back the Tokyo Olympic stadium project after its first competition-winning design was thrown out in July (+ slideshow). Nikken Sekkei has announced that it will work with Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) to submit a fresh bid for the New National Stadium […]

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Richard Rogers steps in to defend Zaha Hadid’s scrapped Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium

British architect Richard Rogers says Japan “lost its nerve” in abandoning Zaha Hadid’s Olympic stadium design, adding that the decision could damage the country’s credibility. Rogers, who was on the jury that first selected Hadid’s design, has released a statement outlining his concern that the decision will significantly impact both the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Japan’s reputation. […]

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Populous unveils stadium design for San Diego Chargers American football team

This concept by architecture studio Populous for a new stadium in San Diego, California, features a sculptural facade clad in a kinetic screen that moves with the wind (+ slideshow). City officials have released the preliminary scheme for the controversial 68,000-seat sports arena – a design commissioned just six weeks ago. Under the current financing proposal for the stadium, […]

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Zaha Hadid says Japan ignored warnings over Olympic stadium construction costs

Zaha Hadid Architects says its design for the Tokyo stadium design should be revised rather than scrapped, to avoid missing the immovable deadline of the 2020 Olympics. Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has issued a statement to “set the record straight” over accusations that its design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium led to spiralling construction costs, […]

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Japan scraps Zaha Hadid’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium

Zaha Hadid’s controversial plans for the 2020 Olympic Stadium in Tokyo have been scrapped. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has announced that the design of the stadium will be started again from scratch due to spiralling costs, according to the Guardian. “We have decided to go back to the start on the Tokyo Olympics-Paralympics stadium […]

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New Tottenham Hotspur football stadium by Populous to feature “world’s first sliding pitch”

Populous has revealed designs for an elliptical stadium for London football club Tottenham Hotspur, boasting a retractable pitch that will allow it to also host American football games. Populous, a London-based firm specialising in sports architecture, proposes a doughnut-shaped stadium with capacity for 61,000 spectators – an increase from the 56,250 seats offered by KKS’ previous proposals for the arena, and the […]

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Six football stadiums designed by Herzog & de Meuron (and one Bird’s Nest)

With Herzog & de Meuron’s proposed revamp of Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium unveiled this week, Dezeen looks at all the stadiums designed by the Swiss firm, which is headed by avid football fan and regular player Jacques Herzog. London: plans for the rebuilding of Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC, were shown to the public this […]

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Images emerge of Herzog & de Meuron’s Chelsea football stadium transformation

The first images of Herzog & de Meuron’s proposed revamp of Chelsea FC’s London stadium have emerged as part of a three-day public consultation. The Swiss firm led by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron is working with London architecture firm Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands on the overhaul of the football club’s 41,837-seat Stamford Bridge stadium in west London, […]

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Bordeaux Stadium is framed by a forest of slender columns

Herzog & de Meuron has completed a monumental new stadium in Bordeaux framed by 900 slim white columns, one of the key venues for next year’s Euro football championship,  (+ slideshow). Officially inaugurated on Monday, the 42,000-seat Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux will host five matches during the UEFA Euro 2016 competition, and will become the home stadium of French team FC […]

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Foster + Partners wins Lusail Stadium job for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

Foster + Partners will design the stadium that will host the opening game and closing ceremony for the controversial 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar. The British architecture firm has won an international competition to design Qatar’s 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium, after developing a scheme for the site as part of the country’s winning World Cup bid […]
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Arup reveals plans for new AC Milan football stadium

News: engineering firm Arup has unveiled concept designs for a new football stadium with a removable roof for Italian football club AC Milan. Visualisations of the AC Milan home stadium show a football pitch sunken into the middle of a cluster of glazed blocks on a red flood-lit plaza in the centre of Milan. Some blocks feature […]
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Herzog & de Meuron in the frame for Chelsea FC stadium expansion

News: Herzog & de Meuron is reportedly working on plans to revamp the west London home of Chelsea Football Club to make room for as many as 60,000 spectators. According to the Architects’ Journal, the Swiss firm led by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron is working alongside Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands to explore how Chelsea FC can increase capacity […]
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Baseball stadium for Mexico’s “red devils” to feature a three-pronged roof

News: Chicago firm JAHN and Mexican office ADG have teamed up to design a new stadium for Mexican baseball team Los Diablos Rojos del Mexico with a pointed roof modelled on a devil’s trident. The new 13,000-seat home stadium for Los Diablos Rojos del Mexico, which translates as the Red Devils of Mexico, will feature a […]
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Zaha Hadid says Tokyo stadium criticism is “embarrassing” for Japanese architects

News: Zaha Hadid has hit back at the Japanese architects criticising her Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium design, describing them as “hypocrites”. “I think it’s embarrassing for them, that’s all I can say,” Hadid told Dezeen. “I understand it’s their town. But they’re hypocrites.” Related story: Japanese architects rally against Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium London-based architect […]
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Zaha Hadid’s Tokyo stadium will be “a disgrace to future generations” says Arata Isozaki

News: Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has hit out at the redesign of Zaha Hadid’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium, branding it “a monumental mistake” that has left him “in despair”. In a lengthy statement released to the media, 83-year-old Isozaki – one of Japan’s leading architects – said he was “shocked” to see the lack of “dynamism” in Zaha […]

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MLZD and Sollberger Bögli win competition to design new Lausanne football stadium

News: Swiss firms MLZD and Sollberger Bögli have been named as the winners of a competition organised by the City of Lausanne to design a 12,000-seat football stadium. The Tuilière Lausanne Football Stadium will provide offices for the city’s sports department, a restaurant, meeting space and training facilities as well as the main sporting venue. […]

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OFIS Arhitekti completes bulging stadium for FC BATE Borisov

OFIS Arhitekti has completed a bulbous, spotty stadium for Belarusian football club FC BATE Borisov (+ slideshow). Located in a forest area south of Borisov city centre, the 13,000-seat arena creates a new larger home stadium for FC BATE Borisov, the reigning champions of the Belarusian Premier League. Related story: Zaha Hadid dismisses “ridiculous” claims […]

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