Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide

  • 22 Mar 2013
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  • Architectural Books Publications

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium is one of several landmark international sports venues to feature in a fully-updated and redesigned fifth edition of Stadia, the essential and long-established guide to stadia design.

Almost 20 years since it was first published in 1994, Stadia remains the most comprehensive guide to all aspects stadium design, from local club buildings to iconic international venues.

The new edition continues to draw on the unrivalled experience of in sport architecture, combining the expert views of co-authors and Senior Principals Rod Sheard and Ben Vickery as well as Geraint John, a Senior Adviser to the global design agency and Honorary Life President of the International Union of Architects Sports and Leisure Programme.

Covering every technical aspect of stadium development and design, including major alterations, the book is intended to provide the perfect guide for all professionals who commission, plan, design, and manage one of the most fascinating building types of today.

The book has evolved with the latest developments in stadia design and, as well as updated chapters on sustainability, masterplanning and services, there is a whole new chapter on branding activation. This looks at how a building’s architecture and interiors, wayfinding and signage, graphics, interactive media and exhibits can all contribute to creating a memorable and positive brand experience.

Referencing Populous’ work at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and the London O2 Arena, this chapter examines the growing importance of marrying design with the need for revenue.

Content

Foreword by Jaques Rogge, President of the IOC
Preface and Acknowledgment
Picture credits

The Stadium as a Building Type
The Future
Masterplanning
External Planning
Form and Structure
Security and Anti-terrorism Measures
Activity Area
Sports and Multi-purpose Use
Providing for Disable People

Publisher: Routledge
Authors: Geraint John, Rod Sheard, Ben Vickery
Edition: Fifth
Format: 22 x 28 cm
Pages: 352
Language:English
ISBN: 978-0415522700

Cite: Hernandez, Diego. "Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide" 22 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=348384>
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  • Rix Victory

    I like this book already. One of my favourite stadiums is the new Cowboys Stadium because of the way they made it a multipurpose facility, added stunning displays and even created a public artspace. I have designed audio and video/film studios and houses and condos, but only one stadium/venue concept called “Stadia” with unique features in it.

  • Mirko Francini

    I like so much Allanz Arena in Munchen.
    The stadium’s unusual form and skin of translucent ETFE pillows make it instantly recognisable. The effect is enhanced at night by special lighting that allows the colour of the façade to change to match the colours of the home team playing that night.
    Furthermore the seating bowl ensures that all spectators have good views and are close to the action.
    It regroup design and functionality in a single building.
    It’s amazing!

  • Mirko Francini

    I like so much Allanz Arena in Munchen.
    The stadium’s unusual form and skin of translucent ETFE pillows make it instantly recognisable. The effect is enhanced at night by special lighting that allows the colour of the façade to change to match the colours of the home team playing that night.
    Furthermore the seating bowl ensures that all spectators have good views and are close to the action.
    It regroup design and functionality in a single building.
    It’s amazing!