Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium is one of several landmark international sports venues to feature in a fully-updated and redesigned fifth edition of Stadia, the essential and long-established guide to stadia design.

Almost 20 years since it was first published in 1994, Stadia remains the most comprehensive guide to all aspects stadium design, from local club buildings to iconic international venues.

The new edition continues to draw on the unrivalled experience of Populous in sport architecture, combining the expert views of co-authors and Populous Senior Principals Rod Sheard and Ben Vickery as well as Geraint John, a Senior Adviser to the global design agency and Honorary Life President of the International Union of Architects Sports and Leisure Programme.

Covering every technical aspect of stadium development and design, including major alterations, the book is intended to provide the perfect guide for all professionals who commission, plan, design, and manage one of the most fascinating building types of today.

The book has evolved with the latest developments in stadia design and, as well as updated chapters on sustainability, masterplanning and services, there is a whole new chapter on branding activation. This looks at how a building’s architecture and interiors, wayfinding and signage, graphics, interactive media and exhibits can all contribute to creating a memorable and positive brand experience.

Referencing Populous’ work at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and the London O2 Arena, this chapter examines the growing importance of marrying design with the need for revenue.


ix Foreword by Jaques Rogge, President of the IOC
x  Preface and Acknowledgmente
xi Picture credits

001 The Stadium as a Building Type
021 The Future
027 Masterplanning
037 External Planning
049 Form and Structure
071 Security and Anti-terrorism Measures
077 Activity Area
099 Sports and Multi-purpose Use
119 Providing for Disable People

Publisher: Routledge
Authors: Geraint John, Rod Sheard, Ben Vickery
Edition: Fifth
Format: 22 x 28 cm
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0415522700

Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide

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Cite: Diego Hernández. "Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide" 22 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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