Archinect - News 2014-12-18T15:19:48-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/116037548/sports-stadium-architecture-welcome-to-the-new-temples-of-pleasure Sports stadium architecture: Welcome to the new temples of pleasure Alexander Walter 2014-12-15T13:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-16T06:59:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/018d3e7e07c39f01602c5f396c1fea95.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It's like creating a contemporary cathedral in some ways [...]" "Often the stadium is meant to become the pride of a city, a landmark object, and as such, a monument representing the latest achievements in architecture." Since ancient Greeks built the first Olympic stadium in fine white marble, the arena has been as much about inspiring awe, as staging competition. Today's architects must go even further.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115653141/hadid-and-japanese-at-loggerheads-over-turtle-like-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid and Japanese at loggerheads over &lsquo;turtle-like&rsquo; Olympic stadium</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115653141/hadid-and-japanese-at-loggerheads-over-turtle-like-olympic-stadium Hadid and Japanese at loggerheads over ‘turtle-like’ Olympic stadium Alexander Walter 2014-12-10T13:59:00-05:00 >2014-12-12T13:51:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2e7e005d47423b1f14663f85fa058ad4.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;They don&rsquo;t want a foreigner to build in Tokyo for a national stadium. On the other hand, they all have work abroad. Whether it&rsquo;s Sejima, Toyo Ito, or Maki or Isozaki or Kengo Kuma.&rdquo; Last month Isozaki, 83, wrote an open letter to the Japan Sports Council, the government body in charge of plans for the 2020 Games, in which he attacked the &ldquo;distorted&rdquo; process that has led to &ldquo;a dull, slow form&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114576285/rescue-plan-for-a-marooned-miami-stadium Rescue Plan for a Marooned Miami Stadium Alexander Walter 2014-11-26T13:49:00-05:00 >2014-11-30T11:57:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r3/r33hm0la05y7lnw8.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a young city predisposed to wrecking and rebuilding, impressive works of architecture can sometimes be discarded as effortlessly as last year&rsquo;s runway accessories. But Miami Marine Stadium, a bold structure on Biscayne Bay that sought to jolt the city into the future back in 1963, may prove a rare, stubborn exception. Abandoned and shuttered more than two decades ago, the Modernist stadium is in the midst of a turbulent, nearly seven-year effort by a nonprofit group [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/5174718/winners-of-the-2011-dawntown-miami-floating-stage-competition" target="_blank">Winners of the 2011 DawnTown Miami Floating Stage Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113982402/yaohua-wang-wins-2014-harvard-gsd-thesis-prize-with-salvaged-stadium Yaohua Wang wins 2014 Harvard GSD thesis prize with “Salvaged Stadium” Justine Testado 2014-11-18T20:58:00-05:00 >2014-11-21T06:55:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8m/8myhs9zjr6ugg82o.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recent Harvard Graduate School of Design graduate Yaohua Wang finished his M.Arch program on a high note by winning the 2014 James Templeton Kelley Prize for Best M.Arch II Thesis for his project, "Salvaged Stadium". Although Wang doesn't win an award every single time for his projects, his intricate ideas have spurred some debate in the past.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Salvaged Stadium</em> explores the notion of finding architecture's "hidden dimension". In the introduction, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/28312592/yaohua-wang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang</a> writes:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpmivhtv13x0r5zg.jpg"></p><p>"Let&rsquo;s begin with a joke. A man went into a restaurant, and he asked the waitress; 'Can I have a coffee without milk, please.' The waitress answers: 'Sorry we don&rsquo;t have milk today, can I give you a coffee without cream.' For me, this is a very interesting moment. It reveals that what you don&rsquo;t get is also defining what you get, the hidden dimension behind the appearance. How could architecture gain this hidden dimension, beyond the physical form?"</p><p>Learn more about Salvaged Stadium on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/yaohua_wang_wins_2014_harvard_gsd_thesis_prize_with_salvaged_stadium/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>. You can also watch the animated story below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113032564/zaha-hadid-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-slammed-as-a-monumental-mistake-and-a-disgrace-to-future-generations Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic stadium slammed as a 'monumental mistake' and a 'disgrace to future generations' Alexander Walter 2014-11-06T13:06:00-05:00 >2014-11-06T13:11:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3a0eb8645acb10b458bc53efc45c6cc5.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was supposed to represent a dynamic future vision for Tokyo, flaring up out of the city&rsquo;s Meiji Jingu park in sinuous white arcs. But Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s design for the 2020 Olympic stadium [...] now facing its fiercest public attack yet. [...] In a lengthy open letter to the Japan Sports Council [...] Isozaki rails against the &ldquo;distorted&rdquo; process that has led to &ldquo;a dull, slow form, like a turtle waiting for Japan to sink so that it can swim away&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a><br>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107638546/the-astrodome-the-world-s-largest-indoor-garden The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden? Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T14:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:38:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2ad4690957195590633c62f811537f3c.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's been a long time since the Houston Oilers or any other team called the Astrodome home, and voters rejected a bond measure to adapt and reuse this domed cathedral last year. But Emmett's not giving it up. Yesterday, he led the press on a tour of the Astrodome to introduce his own plan to restore it: By creating the world's largest indoor park. This isn't the first scheme mounted by preservationists who see a future for the dome.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86311571/winners-of-the-reimagine-the-astrodome-ideas-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the Reimagine the Astrodome ideas competition</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88517100/can-buildings-be-too-young-to-save" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can buildings be too young to save?</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/104403021/stadium-sticker-shock-costs-explode-for-russia-s-2018-world-cup Stadium Sticker Shock: Costs Explode for Russia's 2018 World Cup Alexander Walter 2014-07-17T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:36:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6bef4c6bd50cf02cdfad0f2316ebcd21.jpg" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moscow wants to make Russia the "center of the sporting world," but the price tag will be steep. Four years before the 2018 World Cup, costs are exploding in the next host country, with the two most important stadiums each costing more than a billion euros.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/103705443/protests-pay-off-as-hadid-alters-tokyo-stadium Protests pay off as Hadid alters Tokyo stadium Alexander Walter 2014-07-08T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:13:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trfpphs3biyzzs3z.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid Architects has admitted it has made changes to its design for the stadium that will be the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The firm has faced hostility in Japan with critics complaining that the proposed 80,000-seat stadium is too big, too costly and clashes with Tokyo&rsquo;s urban planning. At the weekend, 500 protestors marched around the existing National Stadium to demonstrate over plans to replace it with Hadid&rsquo;s proposal [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/94039627/in-atlanta-two-stadiums-collide-with-dreams-of-a-new-downtown In Atlanta, Two Stadiums Collide With Dreams of a New Downtown Alexander Walter 2014-02-21T14:45:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:35:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aa181ae9450b500fe92ef825ca19779f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over the next few years, two professional sports teams are in a position to radically reshape much of the fringe of Atlanta's downtown core. [...] Neither stadium deal has been the public relations coup that Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed surely hoped for. [...] There's an inherent messiness to these dual, competing narratives &ndash; one of downtown reinvestment, the other a triumph of the suburbs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/93301506/will-sochi-olympics-architecture-win-gold Will Sochi Olympics Architecture Win Gold? Alexander Walter 2014-02-10T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/8833db5f3337942372194f45fe23175c.jpg" width="514" height="347" 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="http://archinect.com/news/tag/242922/sochi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93082062/olympics-deja-vu-sochi-s-fisht-stadium-vs-at-t-stadium Olympics deja vu: Sochi’s Fisht Stadium vs. AT&T Stadium Archinect 2014-02-07T17:15:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:17:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05154d7e7b4d0b9a4135ea23d27db091.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Fisht reproduces Cowboys signature pair of arched trusses, and shares its bulbous, hump-back shape &mdash; albeit with a wave-like articulated roof of polycarbonate. What it appears not to share, at least from the images available online, is the sensitive way Cowboys Stadium hits the ground, slanting in to minimize its bulk. Fisht is a lot more ham-fisted, flaring out and surrounded by all manner of circulatory junk.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d4e0fc8482874f6dc80e3153f6bbf172.jpg"><br><em>Cowboys Stadium</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92473410/populous-fisht-olympic-stadium-for-sochi-winter-games 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/us/usji7og995bwl2p2.jpg" width="514" height="244" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/yd194on8v8si5z57.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8fmj6kvmu3egq9dw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/219a429dgwvwsk51.jpg"><br><br>For more details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/populous_fisht_olympic_stadium_for_sochi_winter_games/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92225316/5-months-before-the-world-cup-half-the-venues-aren-t-finished 5 months before the World Cup, half the venues aren't finished Alexander Walter 2014-01-27T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T14:17:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e750706b58ae215e49edf3352519e5de.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Less than five months before Brazil's World Cup kicks off, 6 out of 12 venues are still unfinished -- including a complex in the northern city of Manaus, where construction workers have died and pay for laborers is an issue. Fifa has warned Brazil's World Cup 2014 host city of Curitiba that it could be excluded unless work speeds up.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87532473/three-killed-after-partial-stadium-collapse-at-2014-world-cup-venue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three killed after partial stadium collapse at 2014 World Cup venue</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90280641/why-can-t-one-walk-to-the-super-bowl Why Can't One Walk To The Super Bowl? Donna Sink 2014-01-02T10:44:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T20:43:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/njesu1qm5bsfazcr.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ready, Set, Hike! A Trial Trek to MetLife Stadium The officials planning Super Bowl XLVIII want it to be the Super Bowl of public transportation. They are not just discouraging fans from walking to MetLife Stadium on game day in February &mdash; they are forbidding it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A reporter attempts to walk to MetLife Stadium.&nbsp; Most likely the reason one won't be allowed to walk into the Super Bowl is "terror"-related, but the article raises again the question of why our pedestrian environment is so degraded. Why have we allowed our cities to be built in such a way that the owners of publicly-financed sports teams and their multi-billion-worth corporate sponsors can <a href="http://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=15514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">helicopter in</a> to the game, but a regular person can't find infrastructure to make it safe and possible to walk in even if they *were* allowed to?</p> <p> An assignment: look at your local stadium, most likely financed by public (your) money, on Google Maps and assess whether it's walkable.&nbsp; How does it rate on the <a href="http://www.walkscore.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walk Score</a> scale? (Indianapolis' rates a 72.) And a design problem: what could be done to make it better for a pedestrian, a family, perhaps a team of<a href="http://deadspin.com/here-are-some-old-timey-dogs-playing-football-for-some-1246594546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> football-playing dogs</a>?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87532473/three-killed-after-partial-stadium-collapse-at-2014-world-cup-venue Three killed after partial stadium collapse at 2014 World Cup venue Archinect 2013-11-27T14:51:00-05:00 >2013-11-27T14:56:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ijtyf7cf9exuq0ls.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brazil's World Cup preparations suffered a deadly setback on Wednesday when a roof collapsed killing at least two building workers at the S&atilde;o Paulo stadium that is due to host the opening match. Coming a week before the draw for next year's tournament, the fatalities revive concerns about unsafe infrastructure and the slow pace of construction, which have dogged the hosts for more than a year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85005794/hadid-s-stadium-for-2020-tokyo-olympic-games-to-be-scaled-back Hadid’s stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games ‘to be scaled back’ Archinect 2013-10-25T20:11:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T13:23:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3b745e5fe1f34df16ed4e80993b0eeb1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six months after the Japanese government approved Hadid&rsquo;s proposals, the country&rsquo;s parliament has signalled a reverse in its support. Hakubun Shimomura, the minister in charge of education, sports and science, said that the New National Stadium would cost 300 billion yen (&pound;1.8 billion) to build and that was &ldquo;too massive a budget&rdquo;. The design of the 80,000-seat stadium will be preserved but Mr Shimomura said: &ldquo;We need to rethink this and scale it down.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/69737795/tokyo-olympic-stadium-entry-by-menomenopiu-architects-fhf-architectes Tokyo Olympic Stadium Entry by MenoMenoPiu Architects & FHF Architectes Alexander Walter 2013-03-19T17:53:00-04:00 >2013-03-19T18:21:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmi5evwymmflcxhw.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A little while ago, we reported about Zaha Hadid Architects taking the first prize in the New National Stadium Japan competition and the selection of the 11 finalist projects. Here is now another design proposal for Tokyo's proposed Olympic Stadium which didn't quite make it among the final submissions: "The Twist" by French MenoMenoPiu Architects &amp; FHF Architectes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/67580027/populous-and-ateliers-2-3-4-to-design-rugby-stadium-in-paris 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xw/xwrel0nmyranurk5.jpg" width="514" height="284" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/66484895/atlanta-falcons-name-shortlist-to-design-new-stadium 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l6xhba2gt3g5zeu2.jpg" width="514" height="344" 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="http://www.360architects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">360 Architecture</a><br><a href="http://www.ewingcole.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ewing-Cole</a><br><a href="http://hksinc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HKS Inc.</a><br><a href="http://populous.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Populous</a> + <a href="http://www.shoparc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP</a>&nbsp;Architects<br><a href="http://www.tvsa.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tvsdesign</a>/Heery/Gensler</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62527206/first-showing-of-new-arena-design-not-exactly-a-slam-dunk First showing of new arena design not exactly a slam-dunk Archinect 2012-12-01T12:37:00-05:00 >2012-12-06T01:53:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rm/rmw733u0f9h4iwu5.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The initial responses of some local architects to the arena drawings were underwhelming. While cautioning that the renderings are preliminary, Seattle architect and critic Mark Hinshaw said some of the views of the proposed arena seem like "boxes with a tight lid" that could be any number of public buildings. "One thing that seems missing is any kind of dramatic roof expression that we have seen with a number of landmark buildings &mdash; particularly ones that involve large audiences.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60392000/new-national-stadium-japan-competition-unveils-11-finalists New National Stadium Japan Competition Unveils 11 Finalists Alexander Walter 2012-10-30T20:18:00-04:00 >2012-11-18T17:34:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x0/x0pcit4g5t7k0qru.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eleven finalists have been announced today in the international design competition for the New National Stadium Japan, including design heavy hitters like Zaha Hadid Architects, SANAA, UNStudio, and Toyo Ito. The finalists, announced by the Japan Sport Council (JSC) and jury chair Tadao Ando, were selected from 46 entries to proceed to the second and final competition round. The final winner will be selected on November 7 and officially announced later that month.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59845434/the-demolition-and-afterlife-of-baltimore-memorial-stadium The Demolition and Afterlife of Baltimore Memorial Stadium Places Journal 2012-10-22T18:32:00-04:00 >2012-10-23T00:12:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nv/nv6cjrpr1blhoaqi.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We tend to think of architecture as solid, stable, enduring, something that at its best will outlast us and possibly say something about us to future generations. Demolition makes powerfully evident the vulnerability, the mortality, of all things standing.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "When does architecture, once started, stop?" asks Keith Eggener. "Does it end when human occupation or attention terminates, when function or fabric are removed?" What is the connection between civic buildings and collective memory? Just in time for the World Series, Eggener recounts the saga of Baltimore Memorial Stadium, describing its powerful presence&nbsp; in the city during the decades when it was home to the Orioles &mdash; and its afterlife in the years since its demolition.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58963573/major-league-soccer-taps-shop-architects-for-its-queens-stadium-project Major League Soccer taps SHoP Architects for its Queens stadium project Archinect 2012-10-09T16:48:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T16:54:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3r/3r0ji9phb2s0dfj3.jpg" width="300" height="208" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Major League Soccer has asked SHoP Architects, the firm that designed the new Nets stadium in downtown Brooklyn, to prepare initial designs for a Major League Soccer stadium in Queens. SHoP's name is on a July Major League Soccer proposal given to city officials, and obtained by Capital. Last night, MLS confirmed that SHoP is indeed working on the initial schematic designs for a stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58206983/hks-is-chosen-to-design-new-vikings-stadium HKS is chosen to design new Vikings stadium Archinect 2012-09-28T12:08:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:53:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b07112649a23c704aa634979cf40d5b.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A nearly two-month search for the firm that will design the new $975 million Vikings stadium ended Friday morning when the team and the public board overseeing construction of the project selected HKS Inc. of Dallas, which recently designed new NFL stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58079338/a-huge-frog-has-landed-in-brooklyn A huge frog has landed in Brooklyn Archinect 2012-09-26T14:56:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T16:55:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ff/ffd2db459514158b435d9bbeb5335a99.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brooklynites might consider themselves lucky. In Manhattan, Madison Square Garden&rsquo;s owners are renovating, spending nearly $1 billion. Judging from results so far, it won&rsquo;t be enough. The Barclays Center is no Garden disaster, just an extraordinarily expensive lost opportunity.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53293231/how-to-fill-an-empty-bird-s-nest-beijing-s-olympic-woes How To Fill An Empty Bird's Nest: Beijing's Olympic Woes Paul Petrunia 2012-07-10T13:55:00-04:00 >2012-07-11T18:54:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rv/rvzguhe2huoumrdi.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ai Weiwei has never set foot inside the [Bird's Nest]. He told NPR that the stadium has become entirely divorced from ordinary people. "We love this building, but we don't like the content they have put in, the kind of propaganda. They dissociated this building [from] citizens' celebration or happiness, [it's] not integrated with the city's life," Ai said. "So I told them I will never go to this building."</p></em><br /><br /><p> The attached photos were taken by me on a recent trip to Beijing.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52096174/lava-designsport-jdaw-to-design-60-000-seat-stadium-in-ethiopia LAVA + Designsport + JDAW to Design 60,000 Seat Stadium in Ethiopia Alexander Walter 2012-06-20T18:55:00-04:00 >2012-06-21T19:33:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48tb47y88xtqq0zc.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Global architecture firms, LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) and Designsport, collaborated with local Ethiopian firm JDAW to win the international architecture competition for a national stadium and sports village in Ethiopia's capitol, Addis Ababa. The competition, held by the Federal Sport Commission, Ethiopia, called for a new FIFA and Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium to host major soccer and athletic events.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/46131664/winners-of-stadium-of-tomorrow-competition-in-korea 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l61ebz647vcj19d3.jpg" width="514" height="350" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/31609470/saucier-perrotte-hughes-condon-marler-architects-win-indoor-soccer-center-competition-in-montreal Saucier + Perrotte / Hughes Condon Marler Architects Win Indoor Soccer Center Competition in Montreal Alexander Walter 2011-12-20T14:21:00-05:00 >2012-10-16T17:29:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y42zwliknkq1udk2.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Mayor of Montreal, G&eacute;rald Tremblay, recently unveiled the winning project in the architecture competition for the new indoor soccer center at the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex (SMEC). The jury has chosen the concept developed by Saucier + Perrotte / Hughes Condon Marler Architects from among the four submitted by the finalist firms.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/18585780/populous-designs-world-s-largest-arena-in-manila 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tso78jpwvy4y41cw.jpg" width="514" height="225" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>