We have some great projects for our 5th selection of previously featured stadiums. A project designed by the 2011 Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura, one stadium for the Qatar World Cup 2022, two great concepts for future stadiums and one classic for the Olympics of 1972. Check them all after the break.
Braga Municipal Stadium / Eduardo Souto de Moura The Braga Municipal Stadium located in Portugal was designed by 2011 Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura. The ceremony for the Pritzker Prize (which we attended) was held just a few short weeks ago in New York City. Delivering a speech for the award winner, President Barack Obama spoke of Souto de Moura’s use of materials and attention to detail, specifically siting the Braga Municipal Stadium as “perhaps Eduardo’s most famous work” where he “took great care to position the stadium in such a way that anyone who couldn’t afford a ticket could watch the match from the surrounding hillside.” (read more…)
Sports City Stadium for Qatar 2022 / Populous Sports City Stadium, located along the Persian Gulf in the eastern coastal city of Doha, is one of 12 conceptual stadia included in the winning 2022 Qatar World Cup bid. The building will provide Qatar with an opportunity to present the most flexible, technologically sophisticated and environmentally sustainable stadium the world has ever seen. In addition to World Cup soccer, the stadium is designed to accommodate a variety of uses, even beyond sport (read more…)
New Bursa Stadium (Hexagon Park) / stadiumconcept The so called ‘Hexagon Park’ Bursa for the European UEFA Championship 2016 was planned as an integral part of the traditional Culture Park in the heart of Bursa. The new pitch is located almost at the same spot as the current venue with sufficient space around for easy and safe circulation. Due to the existing site, the lower tier of the stadium is imbedded into the topographic slope – the visible height of the stadium is reduced according to the park trees around (read more…)
AD Classics: Munich Olympic Stadium / Frei Otto & Gunther Behnisch Often mentioned as a pioneer in lightweight tensile and membrane construction, yet overshadowed in the discipline of architecture, Frei Otto along with Gunther Behnisch collaborated to design the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany. With the Olympics having already been held in Berlin in 1936, Otto and Behnisch took the second Olympics games in Germany as an opportunity and a second chance to show Germany in a new light (read more…)
Floating OffShore Stadium / stadiumconcept Developed by the german architects stadiumconcept for the FIFA World Cup 2022 the Floating OffShore Stadium represents an extraordinary and ambitious concept. The Floating OffShore Stadium is a swimming construction that can be relocated to seaside venues across the oceans (read more…)