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Global Perspectives: Exploring Diverse Sports Architecture Projects Ahead of Paris 2024 Olympics

As the anticipation builds for the XXXIII Olympic Games in Paris, the city is preparing to host a global sporting event and embark on a journey of urban renewal. In a departure from traditional stadium-centric hosting, Paris 2024 embraces a new approach to the Olympic experience. Sports architecture has the ability to transcend functionality and become a space of collective experience and shared joy. In that sense, it invites individuals from diverse backgrounds to forge connections while celebrating athleticism. This month’s curated collection focuses on diverse forms of sports architecture, stadiums, venues, and landscaping projects, dissecting what components come together to form different sports architecture experiences.

For the Qatar World Cup in 2022, Foster + Partners designed the iconic and more traditional Lusail FIFA stadium. In India, M:OFA Studios designed the National Institute of Water Sports, breaking away from the pragmatic norms of government institutions. In Hangzhou, China, the 2022 Asian Games featured a new Cricket Field by AZUT, emerging as an integration of sports infrastructure with the natural landscape. Meanwhile, in Order City, China, PLAT ASIA transformed an existing urban square into a Smart Sports Park, promoting community wellness and interaction. Finally, Opsis Architecture’s University of Idaho Arena serves as a main gateway to the University campus, celebrating the spirit of athleticism and community.

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CAA Liangzhu Campus Phasen Ⅰ / Atelier FCJZ

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  • Architects: Atelier FCJZ
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  18000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2023

Hangzhou Wulin Art Museum / CCTN Design

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Hangzhou, China
  • Architects: CCTN Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  489054
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2023
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Xiang Jie

Hangzhou Alibaba DAMO Nanhu Industry Park / Aedas

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  • Architects: Aedas
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  500000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2023

MAD Architects Unveils Design for "Forest City" Airport in Lishui, China

MAD Architects has just unveiled the design for Lishui Airport in China. Dubbed the "forest city,” Lishui is known for its green landscapes and valleys in the Southwest Zhejiang Province. Situated amidst hilly terrain, approximately 15 kilometers southwest of the city, the airport is envisioned as a domestic, regional transportation hub seeking to harmonize with the natural surroundings.

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The Big Barn / Atelier Deshaus

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  • Architects: Atelier Deshaus
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1847
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2023

Hangzhou Daguan Primary School Xiangfu Branch / goa

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Elevating Urban Connectivity: The Spirit of Pedestrian Bridges in Cities

In a city, celebrating the act of walking has become a form of non-traditional planning. In the age of cars, challenging the dominance of vehicular transportation by championing the pedestrian experience is not very common. For this reason, pedestrian bridges worldwide stand as symbols of connectivity and architectural ingenuity. These soaring structures embody the urban experience for its core user: the pedestrian. Although the structures began as practical solutions to traffic management, they have evolved into iconic landmarks and pivotal components of city planning.

The significance of these projects represents a shift towards human-centric design in urban landscapes. The Kusugibashi Bridge in Japan, rebuilt by Kengo Kuma & Associates symbolizes resilience, while the Hangzhou Riverfront Public Space’s Silk Bridge showcases urban connectivity through revitalizing the waterfront. The Donnguan Central Area Slow-Traffic Bridge addresses connectivity and greenery, and SBE NV’s Vlasburg Bridge dedicates itself to enhanced water routes for the community. Collectively, these bridges drive urban revitalization into the future, emphasizing sustainability and integrating with community needs.

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Hangzhou Zhongtai Middle School / LZGC Quantum City Design Firm + Zhejiang Jianyuan Architectural Design and Urban Planning Institute

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926 Craftsman Museum / TJAD Original Design Studio

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Hangzhou, China

Gui Yu Shan Fang Landscape / July Design Group

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Hangzhou, China
  • Architects: July Design Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  915
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2023

Golden Sands Lake Grand Theater / CCTN Design

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  • Architects: CCTN Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  44142
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2023
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Nippon Paint, Osram, Zhejiang Baoye curtain wall decoration Co. Ltd, Zhejiang Jiuxiang Glass Co. Ltd

2023's Public Architecture in China: Exploring Emerging Hubs and Established Urban Centers

In the dynamic landscape of contemporary urban development, public architecture is an essential force in reshaping cities. In fact, this element of urban regeneration can revitalize economies and reactivate surrounding commercial schemes. In this transformative era, cities across China have evolved into financial hubs, attracting world-renowned firms and architects who are redefining these skylines. In turn, these metropolises become embodiments of future innovation and lifestyle.

China's cities have become centers of modernity as a result of its explosive prominence in the world economy. These cities have become magnets for architectural marvels that go beyond simple functionality, from Shanghai's ceaseless reinvention to Beijing's cultural renaissance and Shenzhen's undeniable emergence as a global center in technology, research, manufacturing, business, economics, finance, tourism, and transportation, complete with the Port of Shenzhen, the world's fourth busiest container port. Overall, these cities are a crucial gateway in understanding the developing dynamics in metropolitan environments.

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Foster + Partners Wins Competition to Design New Center in Hangzhou, China

Foster + Partners has been selected as the winner of an international competition to design a new center for Hangzhou, the capital of China's Zhejiang province. The master plan envisions a green and interconnected mixed-use quarter situated in the heart of the Yuhang District. In its essence, the project aims to foster a strong connection between nature and people’s daily lives, creating a sustainable urban quarter.

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Pavilion ∞ / Atelier Lai

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Hangzhou, China