Giveaway: Win a signed copy of ‘Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide’

  • 25 Mar 2013
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Thanks to the courtesy of our good friends at Populous we are giving you the chance to win a signed copy of ‘Stadia: The Design and Development Guide’, the fifth edition on this essential and long-established guide to stadia design (see our review here). All you have to do to participate is become a registered user (if you’re not one already) and answer the following question in our comments:

Which is your favorite stadium and what makes it so special?

You have until Monday, April 1 to submit your answer. Winners will be announced and contacted the same day!

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Giveaway: Win a signed copy of ‘Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide’" 25 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=349964>

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    The Bird’s Nest Stadium is my favorite stadium. The special of this stadium is I had the same idea on my project before this design was released.

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    My favourite stadium is probably the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France. It is a stadium I regularly went to when younger to support the local first division soccer team.

    Hence I love it mostly for the memories I have there but also because architecturally it has interesting history. It has been retrofitted for ’98 World Cup (capacity has been reduced among other things), and was designed by a company I worked for (way before I was an intern there though) so it is a set of reasons that make it my favourite (despite it not being the most architecturally or structurally advanced). What is more important to people than memories with a building, right?

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    my favourite stadium is “twickenham”, located in london. it’s my favourite because it’s the temple of rugby, where art and sport meet themselves in a perfect union

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    Amsterdam Olympic Stadium (1928), because it is still a very strong building. And, of course, because I have so many good memories there.

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    My favorite stadium is Soldier Field, Chicago. What makes it so different are the sharp edges and emphasized shape of stands that are never seen before. Also the fact that it is reconstruction of an old stadium with kept colonnade and together with spaceshiplike form it looks nothing like a stadium from outside.

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    Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. I was lucky enough to visit this stadium, and was impressed from a spectators point of view, that seating and sight lines were well considered, adding to the atmosphere.

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    My favourite stadium is the „Allianz Arena“ in Munich, Germany. What I like most about it, is that it adapts to the football team that is hosting the game. The stadium lights up in red or blue for the two home teams: red for “Bayern Munich”, and blue for “1860 Munich”. For neutral events it is lit with white light.

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    My favourite stadium is the “Allianz Arena” in Munich, Germany. What I like most about it, is that it adapts to the football team that is hosting the game. The stadium lights up in red or blue for the two home teams: red for “Bayern Munich”, and blue for “1860 Munich”. For neutral events it is lit with white light.

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    My favorite stadium is the Olympisastaion in Berlin because of its ability to influence beyond its athletic boundaries. the way it interacts with the landscaping is also one of my favorite aspects.

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    The stadium that pops immediately to my mind is the Braga Municipal Stadium, also known as “The Quarry”, in Braga, Portugal.
    It’s fascinating the poetic load that it bears in its geometric compositions. The repetitions, the games with light. The stadium has moments where time simply slows down. It’s like if we are in another dimension. In that sense, i think it elevates soccer into another, and more meaningfull, level.

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    Of all the stadiums that’ve been built, the Skydome, aka Rogers Centre, is my favourite by far. Partly because of the fact that I live in Toronto so I get to appreciate it regularly, partly because my architecture teacher was one of the designers of the Skydome, partly because of it’s futuristic look, which is even more extraordinary considering it was designed in the 80′s. But mainly because of its trendsetting uniqueness, being the first stadium in the world with a fully retractable roof, and the fact that it still is the only stadium with its overlapping, shell-like, roof shape. And even better is its location, the fact that it is, quite literally, in the centre of the city right beside, what was, the tallest free standing structure on earth until 2010, the largest convention centre in canada, and the largest rail station in station. Oh and it has lake views.

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    Of all the stadiums that’ve been built, the Skydome, aka Rogers Centre, is my favourite by far. Partly because of the fact that I live in Toronto so I get to appreciate it regularly, partly because my architecture teacher was one of the designers of the Skydome, partly because of it’s futuristic look, which is even more extraordinary considering it was designed in the 80′s. But mainly because of its trendsetting uniqueness, being the first stadium in the world with a fully retractable roof, and the fact that it still is the only stadium with its overlapping, shell-like, roof shape. And even better is its location, the fact that it is, quite literally, in the centre of the city right beside, what was, the tallest free standing structure on earth until 2010, the largest convention centre in Canada, and the largest rail station in Canada. Oh and it has lake views.

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    The old Husky Stadium at the University of Washington. Beautiful views of Lake Washington and arguably one of the loudest stadiums in the US. What’s not to love?

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    The Olympic Stadium in Berlin (1936) is my all-time favorite. The contrast between the sober but subtle ornamented exterior, full of rhythm, and the fresh high-tech interior is stunning. Outside the visitor is confronted with the oppressive stories of the past, while the insides enlightening, peaceful atmosphere feels like a warm shower. Sorrow and joy, past and future, atrocities and heroism, old traditions and new techniques are nowhere so close to each other, and these contrasts make you enjoy the sport activity on the pitch more intense than in any other stadium in the world.

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    The Olympic Stadium in Berlin (1936) is my alltime favorite. The contrast between the sober but subtle ornamented exterior, full of rhythm, and the fresh high-tech interior is stunning. Outside the visitor is confronted with the oppressive stories of the past, while the insides enlightening, peaceful atmosphere feels like a warm shower. Sorrow and joy, past and future, atrocities and heroism, old traditions and new techniques are nowhere so close to each other, and these contrasts make you enjoy the sport activity on the pitch more intense than in any other stadium in the world.

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    Olympiastadion in Munich, because it’s high tech structure is still today amazing, and probably the most beautifull stadium ever made

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    The Fenway Park in Boston is my favorite stadium, because of the history that occurred there over the years. A lot of great baseball players played in this stadium and it is exciting to watch the Red Sox play!

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    Fenway Park is my favorite stadium because of the rich history that occurred there. I enjoy watching the Red Sox and it is an amazing feeling being in America’s oldest Major League Baseball stadium.

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    My favorite stadium is Amsterdam Arena, because of its connectivity to the surrounding urban context.

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    I believe the Coliseum in Rome represents one of the most modern sport facilities built so far, despite it being dated to 2 millennia ago. Rising in the forum, it had the function of creating an urban live center and its events were planned to meet community needs. We all praise Amsterdam Arena but the Coliseum had retractable sails on the roof allowing it to become a closed structure. The extreme intensity held in its walls becomes more interesting if you think that sometimes they split the structure in half and had a show in one half and chariot races in the other. It truly was the public multifunctional urban stadium.

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    The Coliseum. Despite it being built 2 millennia ago it represents the modern urban multifunctional sport facility. Emotions, bets, a retractable roof made out of sails, urban events, services and edge cutting building technology: it was indeed the forum urban landmark. And to keep in more contemporary, they even split the structure in 2 sometimes and had fights on one side and comedies on the other, talk about flexbility and user-friendly stadia!

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    My favorite is the San Francisco Giant’s baseball stadium because of the retro features (intimate seating, great sight lines, etc) coupled with the modern amenities (kids area, pricey but great food). It’s also a good template for urban stadiums (reduced vehicular parking, bicycle parking) and private financing.

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    Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It stills well amidst a blend of both the contrasting city landscape of downtown Denver and against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

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    Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It’s appearance flows well amidst a blend of both the contrasting city landscape of downtown Denver and against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

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    Souto de Moura’s stadium in Braga. Unprecedented yet simple form and breathtaking siting.

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    My favorite stadium is in my own locality, Chennai (Formerly Madras). The M.A. Chidambaram cricket stadium designed by the renowned architecture firm Hopkins Architects. Formerly the Madras Cricket club, it has a cultural, social and economic history in the development of sports in Chennai since 1934.

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    Westpac Trust Stadium in Weliington, New Zealand. Otherwise known as “the Cake Tin” because of its round shape and corrugated iron exterior, it has bright yellow seats and it has holds wonderful memories.

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