Archinect - News 2014-10-22T02:35:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/102022594/modern-soccer-wouldn-t-be-the-same-without-an-architect-s-invention Modern soccer wouldn't be the same without an architect's invention Archinect 2014-06-16T16:00:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T22:03:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bkzqflmgoijlx9sr.jpg" width="514" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... the ball most commonly seen today was first designed in the 1960s by architect Richard Buckminster Fuller, whose forte was designing buildings using minimal materials. Previously, leather soccer balls consisted of 18 sections stitched together: six panels of three strips apiece. The soccer ball Fuller designed stitched together 20 hexagons with 12 pentagons for a total of 32 panels. Its official shape is a spherical polyhedron, but the design was nicknamed the &ldquo;buckyball.&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/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/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/88075175/andr-chiote-illustrates-the-role-of-iconic-buildings-in-the-urban-collective-memory André Chiote illustrates the role of iconic buildings in the "urban collective memory" Justine Testado 2013-12-09T13:52:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:21:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q59n0ho9u54zdrbu.jpg" width="514" height="719" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Rendered into clean lines and bold graphic hues, Oporto-based architect and illustrator Andr&eacute; Chiote draws some of the world's most iconic contemporary structures designed by their equally iconic architects. He began developing this project by choosing specifically-programmed buildings that became cultural symbols eventually engrained into the "urban collective memory."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hj/hj81a45o6vja4y7n.jpg" title=""><br><br> Even by only highlighting a particular detail, the building is still recognizable whether one remembers seeing it on TV, online, in print, or in person. The souvenir poster/advertisement-like quality of Chiote's illustrative style further emphasizes the popularity of these structures.</p> <p> In his last approach, Chiote illustrated famous museums like Renzo Piano's addition to LACMA or the Mercedez-Benz Museum by UNStudio, among others.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h9/h9zowroagdy7vt30.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfga6bjrk27t38o4.jpg" title=""><br><br> Chiote continues exploring the role of these memorable buildings with "Sport's Buildings" -- many that have been seen in past Olympic Games. Here, he describes them as examples of "...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87916032/mars-wins-walltopia-competition-in-sofia-bulgaria MARS wins Walltopia competition in Sofia, Bulgaria Justine Testado 2013-12-02T14:45:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:46:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/aklg8rpdohwehqx8.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For anyone returning from the Thanksgiving holiday, perhaps a fitness-inspired project could help ward off a little of that holiday indulgence. MARS Architects recently won the competition to design the headquarters for leading sports activity brand Walltopia in Sofia, Bulgaria. Chosen out of 369 entries from 63 countries by the Foster + Partners-led jury, MARS' proposal is an 8,800 sq.m hybrid structure whose program is cleverly "folded" by an interweaving climbing atrium.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/65qjsdfq48c0h848.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awxsghczba5z2n8x.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/czmhw216w3w2ca1k.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/api67tg6bzzx1yja.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1w7ofjeyg73vzymc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3o/3oe8wpw58la6dcta.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xg/xgv8nnnkho2ijvfx.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fz/fz8dcoogh7g7l5mc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of MARS Architects.</em></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/86623493/mvrdv-to-start-construction-on-the-couch-a-club-house-for-tennisclub-ijburg-in-amsterdam MVRDV to start construction on The Couch, a club house for Tennisclub IJburg in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2013-11-15T19:52:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ho/hozshna7lt9i7j8v.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Upon receiving approval, construction of MVRDV's The Couch is set to begin this month. The Couch is a club house that the Dutch firm designed together with co-architect Studio Bouwkunde for IJburg, a growing tennis club established in 2010 on an artificial island in Amsterdam.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/cotd8h57vk6m39ah.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bol5jnx1wdslavmg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6o9qjbjikgs44xn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of MVRDV.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78687747/downsizing-but-going-upscale-in-daytona Downsizing but going "upscale" in Daytona Nam Henderson 2013-08-05T14:21:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T14:22:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4bnajf410sjqh78.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Fans are much more sophisticated now,&rdquo; said James Renne, a principal at the architectural firm Rossetti and the chief architect of the renovation. &ldquo;You&rsquo;ve already got N.F.L. stadiums that these fans go to, N.B.A., N.H.L. arenas that they go to"</p></em><br /><br /><p> Ken Belson reported on plans by&nbsp;Daytona International Speedway for up to $400 million in renovations. The goal is to&nbsp;overhaul the 54-year old, 147,000-seat track, shrink capacity, add amenities and&nbsp;reorganize the main grandstand.</p> 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/61462406/world-s-biggest-ski-dome-anyone-design-by-cebra World’s Biggest Ski Dome, Anyone? Design by CEBRA Alexander Walter 2012-11-15T17:41:00-05:00 >2012-11-16T18:27:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7n/7ni64rtydxme2mq9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish firm CEBRA has shared with us its adventurous project Skidome Denmark, a vision for the 'world&rsquo;s biggest ski dome' in the city of Randers, Denmark.</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/59580321/design-for-the-sn-hetta-aecom-warriors-arena-is-unveiled Design for the Snøhetta / AECOM Warriors Arena is Unveiled Archinect 2012-10-18T19:59:00-04:00 >2012-10-18T20:00:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/zn35elatmeztjpmh.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The building&rsquo;s exact design is not final, but Craig Dykers of Sn&oslash;hetta said it would be a lozenge-shaped building constructed with a fa&ccedil;ade primarily consisting of semi-opaque glass with a whitish frit, or dotted, pattern. The exterior is meant to make the building translucent and light-colored but also environmentally friendly by limiting some of the direct sunlight streaming in, he said.</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/59045399/the-n-f-l-s-most-luxurious-locker-room The N.F.L.’s most luxurious locker room Nam Henderson 2012-10-11T11:19:00-04:00 >2012-10-17T16:43:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8ow7svgfo0r1wsl3.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>replete with two waterfalls that splash into plunge pools, Euro-style toilets inside individual private stalls and leather chairs custom-built extra wide to accommodate even the heftiest linemen...The locker room looks like a modern SoHo apartment &mdash; that is, if modern SoHo apartments had space for shoulder pads &mdash; all high ceilings and dim lights.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Judy Battista reports from Jacksonville Fl, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although the team is one of the least successful in the NFL, they recently completed a more than $3 million upgrade of their locker room. The hope is that the new digs will help them in recruiting free agents.</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/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/56095480/golden-state-warriors-select-sn-hetta-and-aecom-as-architecture-team-to-build-new-arena-on-sf-waterfront Golden State Warriors Select Snøhetta And AECOM As Architecture Team To Build New Arena On SF Waterfront Archinect 2012-08-27T16:39:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T16:40:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04190dd4e7bbd3c1e64fb9a66c3a64ca.jpg" width="514" height="220" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s extensive experience with ambitious waterfront projects and its world-class architects&rsquo; familiarity with San Francisco through their work on the SFMOMA expansion was a huge factor in our decision,&rdquo; said Joe Lacob, Co-Executive Chairman and CEO of the Warriors. &ldquo;All you have to do is look at what they&rsquo;ve done for the new National Opera House in Oslo and the Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt to see what is possible at Piers 30-32.&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/53873145/olympic-urbanism-the-athletes-village Olympic Urbanism: The Athletes' Village Places Journal 2012-07-20T14:06:00-04:00 >2012-07-23T18:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9m/9m2rfjsrcsvme259.jpg" width="514" height="476" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the 1928 Amsterdam games, athletes were accommodated in spare rooms in boarding houses and aboard ships. The first Olympic Village was built in 1932, in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, but it was dismantled after the games and virtually no trace survives today. Not until the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki did host cities began to plan and develop permanent structures for housing athletes.</p></em><br /><br /><p> When the Olympic Games open next week in London, showpiece venues like Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s Aquatics Centre and Populous&rsquo;s Olympic Stadium will be the center of the world&rsquo;s attention. But when the games are over, the greatest impact on London urbanism will be from the 2,800 new apartments converted from athlete housing. On Places, Anisha Gade looks at the history of Olympic Villages, from derelict ruins in Berlin to suburban townhomes in Sydney to a large public housing development in Athens.</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/41982434/henn-studiob-wins-nantong-sports-center-competition HENN StudioB Wins Nantong Sports Center Competition Alexander Walter 2012-03-19T15:23:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T17:04:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/49thddshrf51kpmx.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>HENN StudioB, the design and research studio of Berlin-based Henn Architekten, has won the first prize in the invited international competition to design a new sports center in the southeast Jiangsu Province of China. The Nantong Sports Center establishes a hybrid of landscape, public space and athletic functions.</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/11729734/populous-working-on-rival-los-angeles-plan 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/3437712/future-olympics-a-reusable-floating-venue Future Olympics: A Reusable, Floating Venue Paul Petrunia 2011-04-19T11:06:31-04:00 >2011-04-19T11:06:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1rrfw9k1gqxfckp.jpg" width="514" height="576" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inspired by artificial structures for marine environments, Burt developed a conceptual array of Olympic facilities, including a stadium, that could be transported along waterways and moored in major port cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Michael Burt, professor emeritus of architecture at Technion Israel Institute of Technology, has developed a proposal for a re-usable, floating venue to host Olympics events.</p>