The biggest NFL stadium ever built, and our 2009 Sports Building of the Year included in our 7th selection of previously featured sports architecture. Check them all after the break.
Dallas Cowboys Stadium / HKS Designed to be open or closed, depending on weather conditions, the expansive retractable roof is the largest of its kind in the world and measures approximately 660,800 square feet. When closed, the roof encompasses 104 million cubic feet of volume, making it the largest enclosed NFL stadium in the world (read more…)
City Sports Hall / AG Planum The site of the building is unique among all other halls which has been built for the Handball World Cup 2009. The building itself is located next to the Drava river, which flows into the Danube close to the city of Osijek. It is surrounded with woods and meadows, and it is not at all ‘urban’, as it is described by the title of the project (read more…)
Zamet Centre / 3LHD Situated in Rijeka’s quarter Zamet, the new Zamet Centre in complete size of 16830 m2 hosts various facilities: sports hall with max 2380 seats, local community offices, library, 13 retail and service spaces and a garage with 250 parking spaces. One third of the sports hall’s volume is cut in the ground, and the rest of the Centre is fully fitted into the surrounding landscape (read more…)
Siauliai Arena / E. Miliuno studija, Dvieju Grupe The origin of the name of Šiauliai, a town in northern Lithuania, is identified with the word “the Sun”. Therefore, the architects wanted to provide the new largest public space of Šiauliai with an impression of solar glow outside the building. On the other hand, the building maintains moderation and modesty – a feature of people of the region – Samogitians – inside (read more…)
S. Romão Sports Park / Jose Marini Bragança On the outskirts of Leiria, beside the river Lis, where the urban and rural areas meet, a vast area has benefit from the intervention of the Polis Program. Its purpose was to extend the city to the river, by rebuilding the urban areas and redesigning an unoccupied zone, where the new sports park of the city was created. One of the facilities built was the tennis club (read more…)