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Matmut Atlantique Stadium / Herzog & de Meuron

©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
Bordeaux, France
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Herzog & de Meuron
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    77090.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015

© Francis Vigouroux ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan © Francis Vigouroux + 9

8+8 Concept Studio Proposes Underwater Tennis Court in Dubai

Polish practice 8+8 Concept Studio has released images of a proposed underwater tennis court planned to be built off the coast of Dubai. Staged beneath an expansive glass roof that would put marine life on display, the radical proposal is being called into question as engineers debate its feasibility. As the Daily Mail reports, the scheme seems unlikely due to the challenges of manufacturing glass sheets large enough to span a tennis court and ensure that the structure is impact resistant. Refracting light is also a valid concern.

Sports & Arts Expansion at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium / BIG

© Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe © Rasmus Hjortshoj + 30

Hellerup, Denmark
  • architects Authors of this architecture project BIG
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

Lac de Vioreau Leisure Center / Guinée et Potin Architects

© Nicolas Pineau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau + 40

Loire-Atlantique, France
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Guinée et Potin Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    1450.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

Qatar Unveils Fifth World Cup Venue: Al Rayyan Stadium by Pattern Architects

Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has unveiled the fifth proposed venue planned for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, this time designed by London-based Pattern Architects. Titled "Al Rayyan Stadium," the 40,000-seat Qatari-inspired structure will be built on the site of the former Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, of which 90 percent of its materials generated from demolition are expected to be re-used for either public art projects or on the new stadium.

John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA / Teeple Architects

© Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy + 25

Waterloo, Canada
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Teeple Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    60000.0 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2011

Open Courts Sports Complex / BKA-Bahadır Kul Architects

© Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif + 21

Kayseri, Turkey
  • architects Authors of this architecture project BKA-Bahadır Kul Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    1952.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013

Video: Olympiapark München / Frei Otto

Pritzker laureate Frei Otto was best known for his tensile structures. A prime example Otto’s ingenuity, the 1972 Olympic Stadium in Munich was a collaborative work with Gunther Behnisch that connected the park’s main programs - the natatorium, gymnasium and main stadium - with a whimsical, lightweight canopy structure that mimicked the “rhythmic protrusions” of the Swiss Alps. Watch the Spirit of Space short film above to see the project in its current state and learn more about the pioneering structure, here.

Renovation and Extension Gymnasium in Vagney / Abc Studio Architects + Christian Vincent Architect

© Cyrille Lallement © Cyrille Lallement © Cyrille Lallement © Cyrille Lallement + 28

Extension  · 
France, France

Heat Exchanger Važecká / Atrium Architekti

© Ľubo Stacho © Ľubo Stacho © Ľubo Stacho © Ľubo Stacho + 28

Košice, Slovakia
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Atrium Architekti
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013

nps tchoban voss and Hager Partner Design Recreation Center for Nauen

This first-prize competition winning proposal by nps tchoban voss and Hager Partner gives new life to the municipal outdoor pool facility in Nauen, Germany. Commissioned for future construction, the recreation center brings a multi-functional layout to the complex, activating the space year round and providing the public with a recreational hub.

Read on after the break for more on the proposal.

Rafael de La-Hoz and ADRI-HIT Chosen to Construct Cultural Centre in Meishan

Spanish studio Rafael de La-Hoz and Chinese design institute Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology (ADRI-HIT) have been announced as the winners of a competition to construct a new cultural centre in Meishan, China. Located in Sichuan province in the nation's south, the complex will combine a sports centre with five museums, a library, and exhibition hall.

Occupying a sprawling 260,000-square-meters, the new complex is sited near the campus of the University of Meishan, and responds to the terraced topography of Sichuan's rice paddies. Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

Zhonghe Sports Center / Q-Lab

© Highlite Images © Highlite Images © Highlite Images © Highlite Images + 45

gymnasium  · 
Zhonghe District, Taiwan
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Q-Lab
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    12090.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-up: Roof Deck / Erin Besler

Despite Andrés Jaque of Office of Political Innovation emerging as the winner of the 2015 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP), his competitors put up quite a fight. One of this year's five shortlisted proposals, Erin Besler's Roof Deck breathes life into arguably the most overlooked aspect of architecture - the roof - by injecting it with an active public program and making it a vessel for summer celebration.

Read on after the break for more on Besler's proposal.

Site Model. Image by Walker Olesen Courtyard during warm-up. Image Courtesy of Erin Besler Roof programming area. Image by Walker Olesen Roof Deck during warm-up: night. Image Courtesy of Erin Besler + 12

Alvega Canoeing Center / ateliermob

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira + 17

Renovation  · 
Alvega, Portugal
  • architects Authors of this architecture project ateliermob
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2010

Sotogrande's Sailing School / Héctor Fernández Elorza + Carlos García Fernández

© Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano + 22

Equestrian Centre / Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Courtesy of Carlos Castanheira © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 55

Heritage  · 
Leça da Palmeira, Portugal

"Tournesol" Swimming Pool Refurbishment / Urbane Kultur

© Jean Baptiste Dorner © Jean Baptiste Dorner © Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg © Jean Baptiste Dorner + 17

Refurbishment  · 
Lingolsheim, France
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Urbane Kultur
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014