AD Round Up: Sports Architecture Part V

Sports Architecture from all over the world! For our 5th selection we have projects from Brazil, France, Croatia, USA, and South Africa. Check them all after the break.

Brazilian National Shooting Center / BCMF Arquitetos
The venues of the Rio2007 Pan-American Games were grouped into four great distinct regions of the city: Barra, ‘Sugar-Loaf’, Maracanã and Deodoro. This strategy was intended to spread and distribute the direct and indirect benefits of this major international event among all inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, through the construction of new venues and infrastructure, as well as improvements of the existing ones (read more…)

Sport Court in Sarcelles / ECDM
Located 16 kilometers from Paris, Sarcelles is part of the banlieu that hurriedly accommodated the immigrants who arrived at the end of the 50s. With a current population close to 60,000, Sarcelles consist of a small old core and a huge expansion to the south known as Le grand Ensemble and conceived in 1965 by Jacques Henri-Labourdette (read more…)

Gymnasium 46º09′N-16º50E / STUDIO UP
This morning, at the Granting ceremony of the Mies van der Rohe Awards for European Architecture in Barcelona at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, we met Lea and Toma, founders of Studio Up, winners of the Emerging Architect Special Mention for Gymnasium 46° 09′ N / 16° 50′ E in Koprivnica, Croatia -and they shared with us this interesting project (read more…)

Outdoor Chattanooga Center / Artech
Outdoor Chattanooga is a division of the City of Chattanooga Parks & Recreation Department, aimed at promoting outdoor recreation as a signature lifestyle for the city of Chattanooga. In order to facilitate the organization’s growth, a site near the Tennessee River was selected for it’s central location to many of the city’s outdoor amenities (read more…)

South Africa World Cup 2010: Soccer City Stadium
Soccer City Stadium is located in Johannesburg and it was originally built in 1987. Among other important events, it hosted the first massive speech from Nelson Mandela after his liberation in 1990. However, it was completely renewed for the upcoming World Cup, becoming the stadium where the starting and the final game will be played (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Round Up: Sports Architecture Part V" 08 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=81053>