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Forecasting the Future of Sports Architecture with 10 Newly Built Stadiums around the World

Forecasting the Future of Sports Architecture with 10 Newly Built Stadiums around the World

On April 16, a ground-breaking ceremony was held in the city of Guangzhou, China, for what is to be the world’s largest soccer stadium. The most controversial aspect of the project was not its $1.7 billion price tag, but its bold lotus shape causing a backlash from the local architectural community but praise from the general public.

Aside from the Guangzhou soccer stadium, many other ongoing large scale projects around the world have prompted a reflection on the future of sports architecture. We have compiled a list of 10 freshly built stadiums in the past three years. While some stadiums focus on sustainability, others try to create unique user experiences. 

Hangzhou Sports Park / NBBJ + CCDI

HANGZHOU, CHINA

© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Terrence Zhang
© Terrence Zhang

Japan National Stadium / Kengo Kuma And Associates

TOKYO, JAPAN

© Japan Sports Associate
© Japan Sports Associate
© Japan Sports Associate
© Japan Sports Associate

Al Janoub Stadium / Zaha Hadid Architects

AL WAKRAH, QATAR

© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium / FGP Atelier + Taller ADG

IZTACALCO, MEXICO

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

Simonne-Mathieu Tennis Court at Roland Garros / Marc Mimram

PARIS, FRANCE

© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

Luzhniki Stadium / SPEECH

MOSCOW, RUSSIA

© Dmitry Chistoprudov
© Dmitry Chistoprudov
© Dmitry Chistoprudov
© Dmitry Chistoprudov

Wuyuanhe Stadium / gmp Architects

HAIKOU, CHINA

© Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang
© Marcus Bredt
© Marcus Bredt
© Marcus Bredt
© Marcus Bredt

Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School / Chiangmai Life Construction

CHIANGMAI, THAILAND

© Alberto Cosi
© Alberto Cosi
© Alberto Cosi
© Alberto Cosi

Mercedes-Benz Stadium / HOK

ATLANTA, USA

Rwanda Cricket Stadium / Light Earth Designs

KIGALI, RWANDA

© Johathan Gregson
© Johathan Gregson
© Light Earth Designs
© Light Earth Designs
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Cite: Milly Mo. "Forecasting the Future of Sports Architecture with 10 Newly Built Stadiums around the World" 19 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/939211/forecasting-the-future-of-sports-architecture-with-10-newly-built-stadiums-around-the-world> ISSN 0719-8884
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