OMA combines sports and science at Brighton College

Dutch architecture studio OMA has unveiled the School of Science and Sports at a historic college in Brighton, which merges academic and athletic facilities in one building. The linear block, which is located alongside Brighton College‘s main playing field, is OMA’s first sports building and its first major project at a secondary school. “Its always […]

Zaha Hadid Architects wins approval for world’s first all-timber stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects has won planning permission for the world’s first wooden football stadium, which will be built in Gloucestershire, England. When complete it aims to be the world’s greenest football stadium, constructed entirely from timber and powered by sustainable energy sources. It was the second attempt to gain planning permission for the 5,000-seat timber stadium […]

Competition: win an architectural stadium model-building kit by Arckit

Dezeen promotion: in our latest competition, Dezeen is partnering with Arckit to give away five model-building kits for sports stadiums and arenas. Referred to as “posh Lego” for architects, Arckit‘s products offer an alternative to traditional models that are often made from materials glued together. Its recently launched Sports range are described as the world’s first multi-stadium […]

Round windows of Archery House echo shooting range targets

A wooden shutter slides to uncover the target-shaped window of a brick building in France by architects Boman that provides facilities for an archery range. Called Archery House, the building is located in the greenbelt area of Fontenay-aux-roses on the outskirts of Paris. Measuring just 49-square-metres in size, the building provides space for storage, a […]

Nike paints Los Angeles running track in pride flag colours

Running lanes of a refurbished track at Los Angeles City College are each painted a colour of the rainbow pride flag to advocate for the equality and inclusivity of LGBT+ athletes. Nike unveiled the track on National Coming Out Day on 11 October as part of their Be True campaign. The running field is dedicated […]

Qatar unveils emblem for 2022 World Cup

The emblem for the upcoming FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be a figure-of-eight-shaped white band based on the form of shawls often worn in the gulf region. Officially unveiled this week, the white continuous band will be the emblem for the 22nd World Cup, which takes place in Qatar in 2022. The emblem […]

Angular white roof covers Mexico City baseball stadium by FGP Atelier and Taller ADG

Eight gabled forms jut out over the stands of this Mexico City baseball stadium, which Mexican architects Francisco Gonzalez Pulido and Alonso de Garay designed for local team Los Diablos Rojos. Chicago studio FGP Atelier led by Gonzalez Pulido collaborated with Taller ADG led by Alonso de Garay to complete the facility for the Los […]

Adidas revives iconic “bruised banana” shirt for Arsenal away kit

Adidas has reinterpreted Arsenal’s classic early-1990s yellow and blue shirt as the football team’s away kit for the 2019/20 season. The predominantly yellow kit, which will be wore by Arsenal’s men’s and women’s football teams at away games this season, is covered with a shaded zigzag pattern. The latest away kit is based on the 1990s bruised […]

Tabanlioglu Architects designs national stadium for Kosovo

The 30,000-capacity Kosovo National Stadium, which will be located in Drenas, will become the new home for the Kosovo national football team. The stadium, which will be built around 12 miles from the country’s capital Pristina, has been designed to bring the people of Kosovo together. “The new urban structure will be a bridge for […]

Oppenheim Architecture’s sinuous concrete golf clubhouse mimics Jordan’s desertscape

A dune-like concrete shell encases the Ayla Clubhouse in Aqaba, which Oppenheim Architecture has designed to blend in with the surrounding desert in Jordan. The building forms the heart of Ayla Oasis – a 17-square-mile leisure centre under development in the city, for which Oppenheim Architecture has also designed a golfing academy. Ayla Clubhouse’s undulating form is […]

Nike introduces plus-size and para-sport mannequins to London store

Nike has redesigned the women’s floor of its flagship shop in London, introducing plus-size and para-sport mannequins for its sportswear displays. The sports brand has created a dedicated space for women on the third floor of its huge Oxford Street store. Mannequins with different body types, including plus size and para-sport mannequins, are intended to better […]

French Open tennis stadium by Marc Mimram has greenhouses built into all its stands

Marc Mimram Architecture & Associés has incorporated greenhouses into all four of the stands of the Court Simonne Mathieu at Roland Garros, home of the French Open. Named after former French tennis player Simonne Mathieu, the 5,000-seat stadium officially opened this week for the start of the French Open. It is now the third show […]

Zaha Hadid’s air-conditioned Al Wakrah Stadium in Qatar hosts its first match

The Al Wakrah Stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, has an openable roof and a seating-bowl cooling system to allow football to be played all-year round. One of eight venues that will host games during the FIFA World Cup 2022, the 40,000-seat stadium was designed by Hadid before […]

Al Wakrah Stadium built by Zaha Hadid Architects for World Cup in Qatar

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the Al Wakrah Stadium, a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and it hosts its inaugural match today. Located in the city of Al Wakrah, around 10 miles south of Doha, the 40,000-seat stadium opens with the Amir Cup final between Al Sadd and Al Duhail tonight. […]

Aluminium louvres and a membrane roof shade Wuyuanhe Stadium by GMP Architekten

A crescent-shaped membrane roof and aluminium louvres shelter the grandstand of the new 41,000-seat Wuyuanhe Stadium by GMP Architekten on the island of Hainan, China. Designed by German practice Gerkan, Marg and Partners (GMP Architekten), the stadium is the island’s first major sports venue. Photograph is by Marcus Bredt Wuyuanhe Stadium’s visor-like roof, which has […]

MLZD adds subterranean sports hall to school in a former monastery

Architecture office MLZD built the sports hall with a sculptural concrete wall below ground level to preserve views of a heritage-listed converted monastery in Wettingen, Switzerland. Swiss firm MLZD designed the sunken sports facility for a site within the grounds of Wettingen Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1227 that was converted into a school in 1976. The monastery […]

Ministry of Design completes futuristic sports store in Singapore Airport

Architecture and interiors firm Ministry of Design has completed an immersive ultra-performance Durasport store within Singapore’s recently completed Jewel Changi Airport. Designed to resemble a futuristic research and development lab environment, the store is tailored to sports enthusiasts who want to try out sportswear and equipment in simulated environments before buying them. Singapore studio Ministry of […]

Winter Architecture creates community-focused cricket pavilion in Melbourne

Winter Architecture has teamed with Zunica Interior Architecture to transform a historic Melbourne cricket pavilion into a flexible community hub. Mindful of the history of club, which was established in the 19th century, Winter Architecture has created a flexible space that could serve a variety of functions, while also enhancing its relationship with the cricket oval and […]

Populous completes “best stadium in the world” for Tottenham Hotspur

The long-awaited Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has opened in north London, featuring a retractable pitch that can host both Premier League football matches and American football. Built on the site of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club‘s former home White Hart Lane, the 62,062-seater stadium designed by Populous will host its first Premier League match tonight. Along with being the home […]

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