BIG Expected to Design New Redskins Stadium

11:45 - 7 January, 2016
FedEx Field, current home of the Washington Redskins. Image © Flickr CC User David
FedEx Field, current home of the Washington Redskins. Image © Flickr CC User David

Reports indicate BIG will design the Washington Redskins new stadium. Details have yet to be released, however according to Sports Business Daily the practice's head of communications, Daria Pahhota confirmed BIG is working on an NFL stadium. The Redskins currently play at the 80,000-seat FedEx Field in Maryland; it is said that they are considering moving back to Washington DC or relocating to Virginia

IAKS Selects 8 Outstanding Sports & Leisure Facilities as “All-Time Best”

14:00 - 14 November, 2015
Beijing National Stadium. Image Courtesy of IAKS
Beijing National Stadium. Image Courtesy of IAKS

The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) has created an All-Time Award to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The Award highlights outstanding examples of sports and leisure facilities that have become both landmark and influential projects over the last few decades. See the eight winners after the break.

Richard Rogers Speaks Out Against Japan's Decision to Scrap Zaha Hadid Stadium

13:10 - 13 August, 2015
© Japan Sport Council
© Japan Sport Council

Last month, Japan officially scrapped plans for the controversial Zaha Hadid Architects-designed National Stadium that was intended to be the centerpiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Since the decision, ZHA released a statement that denied responsibility for the project's ballooning costs, saying the Japan Sport Council (JSC) has been approving the project's design and budget "at every stage."

Now, British architect Richard Rogers, who served on the jury that selected ZHA's stadium design, has joined the conversation claiming Japan has "lost their nerve" and warning that their decision to "start over from zero" will harm Japan's "reputation as a promoter of world-class architectural design."

Read on for Roger's full statement:

Populous Unveils New Football Stadium for San Diego

12:21 - 13 August, 2015
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© Populous

Populous has unveiled plans for a new Chargers football stadium that is meant to capture the "essence of San Diego," California. The 68,000-seat stadium, planned to be built on the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley, will feature a "kinetic skin" that will mimic the sound of the ocean as it sways in the wind.

"We wanted to make sure as a team that we were making this a really authentic place and people who see it will say, 'That represents our city - that represents where the Chargers should be. They've been here over 50 years and they should stay here.' This stadium represents that. This is an expression of San Diego," Populous senior principal Scott Radecic told the San Diego Union Tribune.

Gould Evans Designs DeBruce Center for the Original Rules of Basketball

14:00 - 9 August, 2015
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Courtesy of Gould Evans

Gould Evans has unveiled its newest project: the DeBruce Center for the Original Rules of Basketball, a 32,000 square-foot museum that will house the 1891 original typed rules of basketball by James Naismith.

The museum will serve as an addition to the University of Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse, and seeks not only to provide an exhibition place for the historical document, but also to tell a three-dimensional history of the evolution of basketball through various points along a linear path.

Populous Designs Tottenham Hotspur's New Stadium in London

14:43 - 8 July, 2015
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© Populous

British football club Tottenham Hotspur has released plans for a new stadium designed by Populous. Planned to be built in the London borough of Haringey, the "visually dramatic" 61,000-seat proposal is designed to host both English and American football. If approved, it will feature a state-of-the-art retractable pitch and a 17,000 capacity single tier end stand that will be the UK's largest.

Beyond the field, the new stadium will feature a permanent visitors center and arrivals hub with an interactive museum to celebrate club history and local heritage, a cinema, the club megastore, ticket office and café. At the top of the stadium will be a "Sky Walk" showcasing vistas of London. 

Japan Stands Behind Plans to Build Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Stadium

13:44 - 25 June, 2015
© ZHA
© ZHA

Despite harsh criticism for being too large and costly, Tokyo's 2020 Zaha Hadid-designed National Stadium will be realized. As USA Today reports, the Japanese government has announced its decision to move forward with the design, saying any major modifications would lead to construction delays. 

The 80,000-seat stadium has already undergone some design changes, due to backlash led by Pritzker laureates Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki; it's most recent design is said to be more "efficient, user-focussed, adaptable and sustainable." However controversy continues as the city and central government must now decide how to split the stadium's estimated $2 billion bill.

Family Box / Crossboundaries

20:00 - 22 June, 2015
© Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries
© Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries
  • Architects

  • Location

    Si Ping Lu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Project Designers

    Anne-Charlotte Wiklander, Irene Solà, Gao Yang
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries

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Thermal Springs Pools Poça da Dona Beija / m-arquitectos

05:00 - 20 June, 2015
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© Paulo Goulart

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New Swimming Center in Brescia / Camillo Botticini + Francesco Craca + Arianna Foresti + Studio Montanari + Nicola Martinoli

02:00 - 19 June, 2015
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© Niccolò Galeazzi

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Skate Park De La Mar Bella / Scob Arquitectura y Paisaje

17:00 - 15 June, 2015
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© Adrià Goula

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'De Heuvelrand' Voorthuizen Swimming Pool / Slangen+Koenis Architecten

02:00 - 15 June, 2015
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© Marcel van den Burg

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AECOM's Basketball Training Facility Encases a Diverse Range of Program in LA

14:00 - 13 June, 2015
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Courtesy of AECOM LA Design Studio

AECOM has designed a $42,000,000 campus and training facility for a professional basketball organization in West Los Angeles. The building contains a basketball arena, corporate headquarters, a hall of fame, and gardens, among other programs. Despite the building’s varied uses, AECOM was determined to make it “basketball centric.”

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Skate Park Jardines de Aureà Cuadrado / Scob Arquitectura y Paisaje

02:00 - 13 June, 2015
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© Adrià Goula

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Circulo Mercantil Industrial Sports Center / Manuel Quijano Vallejo

17:00 - 12 June, 2015
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© Javier Orive

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Multipurpose Sports Hall and Secondary School Collège du Léman / Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann

09:00 - 7 June, 2015

Habitia H-Club / IDIN Architects

20:00 - 6 June, 2015
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© Spaceshift Studio

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Geopark / Helen & Hard

22:00 - 5 June, 2015
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Courtesy of Helen & Hard

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