Archinect - News 2017-08-18T12:39:38-04:00 A look at the winning architecture firm behind the 2015 World Series' stadium Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-02T17:45:00-05:00 >2015-11-05T21:21:39-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Located in Kansas City, architecture firm Populous did the design for Citi Field where the Mets play and the renovation design for Kauffman Stadium for the Royals. For them, this World Series provided a platform for what the firm do for both ground-up design and ballparks that have preexisted. [...] Populous will assuredly continue to be the main player in sports facility design. Having both Citi Field and Kauffman Stadium hosting games helped showcase why.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> This could be the Los Angeles Convention Center of the (near) future Alexander Walter 2015-06-25T13:42:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T13:52:21-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Tuesday, the City of Los Angeles announced that the team of Populous and HMC Architects had been selected to design the $350 million expansion of the Los Angeles Convention Center, beating out other proposals from teams lead by Gensler and AC Martin.</p></em><br /><br /><p>LA Mayor Eric Garceitti's office recently also released a set of renderings of the recommended new design by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Populous</a> &amp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HMC Architects</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>All images via Mayor Eric Garcetti's Facebook.</em></p> The “world’s largest indoor arena” by Populous officially opens in Manila, Philippines Justine Testado 2014-07-21T21:02:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T19:32:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since construction began in 2011, Populous just announced the opening of the Philippine Arena in Manila, Philippines. Commissioned by Iglesia Ni Cristo (the Church of Christ), the structure is described to be the world's largest indoor arena and will be able to accommodate up to 50,000 people. The arena was also designed to host a variety of church gatherings and major entertainment events.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Read more about it on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Will Sochi Olympics Architecture Win Gold? Alexander Walter 2014-02-10T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:25-05:00 <img src="" width="624" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] I saw a Populous stadium in Hong Kong I liked once with these two big arches. And it opened from end zone to end zone. And so we started to go off of that particular path, opened up the ends of the building so that you could see the sea and the mountains. [...] And it developed then into what you now see as the stadium that is right there for the games.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more Sochi-related news posts, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Populous’ Fisht Olympic Stadium for Sochi Winter Games Justine Testado 2014-01-30T19:14:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T14:11:53-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Olympic stadiums are nothing new for Populous, the global practice known for designing some of the world's iconic sports venues. With the Sochi Winter Olympics a few days away, we'll give a little headstart with a glimpse into Fisht Olympic Stadium -- which Populous was selected to design in 2009 -- before it makes its debut at the Opening Ceremony.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>For more details, head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Dubai chosen for World Expo 2020 with HOK-led master plan Justine Testado 2013-12-05T18:48:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T20:13:44-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubai won the bid to host the World Expo 2020, being the first Middle Eastern city selected in the Expo's 160-year history. HOK, in partnership with Populous and Arup, led the design team that developed the master plan, themed "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future." Their proposal won against those from Brazil, Russia, and Turkey. The 1,082-acre (438-hectare) Expo site is equidistant from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, next to the new Al Maktoum International Airport and near the Jebel Ali Port.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images: HOK</em></p> Populous and Ateliers 2/3/4/ to Design Rugby Stadium in Paris Alexander Walter 2013-02-14T14:00:00-05:00 >2013-02-14T17:31:22-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The design proposal by Populous and Ateliers 2/3/4/ for the new Grand Stade Rugby Stadium in Paris has emerged victoriously over two competing entries. The announcement was made by the Steering Committee of the French Rugby Federation (FFR) after several months of discussions and reviews.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Atlanta Falcons name shortlist to design new stadium Gregory Walker 2013-01-29T11:34:00-05:00 >2013-02-04T20:13:03-05:00 <img src="" width="635" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The Falcons and the Authority have reviewed the Statements of Qualifications received in response to the RFQ, and the Authority has selected the following firms to be finalists and eligible for further consideration (listed alphabetically):"</p></em><br /><br /><p> the short list for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium was released yesterday. they are:</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">360 Architecture</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ewing-Cole</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HKS Inc.</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Populous</a> + <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP</a>&nbsp;Architects<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tvsdesign</a>/Heery/Gensler</p> Winners of “Stadium of Tomorrow” Competition in Korea Alexander Walter 2012-04-24T13:37:00-04:00 >2012-04-25T10:44:10-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 'Stadium of Tomorrow' design competition, sponsored by global stadium architecture specialist Populous to mark the completion of the design of its first major sports stadium in Korea, attracted more than 250 teams from all over Korea. [...] The stadium had to be transformable/moveable/demountable.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> London's Olympic venues challenge architects Archinect 2011-11-29T00:10:56-05:00 >2011-11-29T02:29:10-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In London's case the practicality of the architecture is a reaction to the economic rather than the political excesses of the recent past. The 2012 Games are shaping up, in fact, as one of the clearest signs yet that the architectural boom years of the last decade or so in the West have definitively ended.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Populous Designs World’s Largest Arena in Manila Alexander Walter 2011-08-29T14:27:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T17:57:51-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction has commenced on the world&rsquo;s largest indoor arena, designed by Populous, in Manila, Philippines. In a ground breaking ceremony held last week, the arena design was described as a &lsquo;phenomenal structure&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Populous working on rival Los Angeles plan Paul Petrunia 2011-06-30T11:47:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T17:58:07-04:00 <em><p>Architecture firm Populous is now playing for both sides in the contest to bring pro football back to Southern California. The firm, already the architect of record for the 75,000-seat NFL stadium planned for east Los Angeles County, has been hired to do work on a rival proposal that sports and entertainment firm AEG wants to build on downtown Los Angeles' convention center campus, AEG said Wednesday.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> What will a few design problems cost? $5,000,000. J. James R. 2011-04-15T18:38:48-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="522" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The county will be seeking to recover some of the damages, or expenses the county had to pay other contractors as a result of what we will claim to be HOK&rsquo;s breach of contract [HOK] lacked coordination and completion and had conflicts, errors and omissions in the design drawings.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> It's unsure of who Polk County is actually suing since <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOK spun-off its athletic and events business</a> in 2008&ndash; HOK Sport Venue Event and HOK Group Inc. came to agreement in a transfer of ownership with shareholders agreeing to the buy out. In March of 2009, HOK Sport Venue Event <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rebranded itself "Populous"</a> which was a stipulation in the previous buyout agreement. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Des Moines Register</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KCCI Des Moines</a> and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daily Aljian</a>, however, are reporting the potential lawsuit is against Populous, HOK Sport or HOK.<br><br> The lawsuit is the result of a 5-0 vote from the Polk County Board of Supervisors to reclaim $5,000,000 in settled claims, 15 in total, filed by contractors. The contractors allege that design errors and omissions caused them undue hardship during the construction of the facility. The county now wants Populous to foot the settlement bill. The Iowa Events Center was completed in 2005 to the tune of $218,000,000&ndash;&nbsp; HOK, now Populous, was paid $18,565,130 for architectural and desi...</p>