Sports

Paris La Défense Arena, Nanterre, France, Christian de Portzamparc

Paris La Défense Arena

Paris La Défense Arena, which stands at the foot of the Grande Arche, opened with a Rolling Stones concert that filled the 40,000-performance capacity stadium. The project was initiated and financed by Jacky Lorenzetti, President of Racing 92, who, following an architectural competition in 2010, chose Christian de Portzamparc and his team to design and […]

Beijing National Aquatics Centre (Water Cube), Beijing, China, PTW Architects

Beijing National Aquatics Centre (Water Cube)

The highly sustainable structure is clad with translucent ETFE (ethyl tetra fluoro ethylene), a tough, recyclable material that weighs just one percent of an equivalent sized glass panel. The Aquatics Centre has a bubble cladding that lets in more light than glass and thoroughly cleans itself with every rain shower. It is also much more […]

Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, Kenzo Tange Associates

Yoyogi National Gymnasium

Yoyogi National Gymnasium that sits in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Japan is an arena known for its suspension roof design. The gymnasium was designed by Kenzo Tange and the construction lasted from 1961 to 1964. It was meant to house swimming and diving events in the 1964 Summer Olympics. The design acted as an inspiration […]

West Vancouver Aquatic Centre, Canada, HCMA Architecture + Design

West Vancouver Aquatic Centre

Featuring a 37-metre lap pool, a large leisure pool, an accessible hot pool, sauna and steam room, the Centre is carefully designed to promote wellness, accessibility, and fun for the community. The leisure pool provides wheelchair-accessible ramp access and includes a tot area, lazy river, rehabilitation therapy space, water features and warm-water swim lanes. The […]

Sports Hall Bale, Croatia, 3LHD

Sports Hall Bale

Bale (Valle in Italian) is a small village in Istria peninsula of Croatia that has in majority an agricultural population of 1000 people. The project for the new sports hall was faced faced from the architects with the rich historical, cultural and social Mediterranean context. Therefore any new architectural interpolation was chosen to have a […]

Kiev Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine, Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex

The Olympic Stadium of Kiev was rebuilt when the UEFA European Football Championships was held in 2012 in which Ukraine was staging jointly with Poland. The reconstruction of the stadium has a new design that manages to respect the historic fabric along with its important filigree concrete upper tier built in 1968, while the frame […]

Zamet Centre, Rijeca, Croatia, 3LHD

Zamet Centre

Situated in Rijeka’s quarter Zamet, the new Zamet Centre in complete size of 16830 m2 host various facilities: sports hall with max 2380 seats, local community office, city library, 13 commercial and service facilities and a garage with 250 parking spaces. One third of the sports hall’s volume is cut in the ground, and other public […]