On Thursday morning, the design jury for the highly-anticipated DC park will announce that the winning proposal comes from the team of OLIN, OMA and Arup.Plans have been in the works for over a year to turn three concrete piers into one elevated park connecting Anacostia and Navy Yard. The goal of the project is to create a connecting design with an appeal similar to that of the Providence River Bridge park in Rhode Island, although many compare the planned park to the High Line in New York City.
What happens to all the World Cup stadiums now that the big event is over? Brazil spent around $4 billion on the stadiums used this year, including four new stadiums that are unlikely to ever see much action again. In Brasilia, a $900 million stadium has 72,000 seats, but local football teams will probably draw crowds less than a tenth of that size. In the heart of the Amazon rainforest, a little-used stadium will cost $250,000 a month just to maintain.
Apart from its primary function as a football stadium, the building’s horseshoe design opens the grounds out onto an inner city lake located just outside, which makes it perfect for concerts, parties, and other outdoor events. The opening also provides ample air flow into the stadium, which when combined with the building’s horizontal shading elements, reduces the amount of energy wasted on air conditioning.
via 2014 World Cup Arena Fonte Nova Stadium Scoops LEED Silver in Brazil Arena Fonte Nova by Schulitz Architekten and Tetra Arquitetos – Gallery Page 2 – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
The Atlanta Falcons have released a series of new illustrations of their new Stadium in Atlanta. The design conceptually was ground breaking, but the new illustrations and 3-D modeling brings it even more to life and makes it appear to be a future award winning design. Stay tune for more illustrations and hopefully construction drawings!
Click here to view larger images of the Stadium Illustrations!
D.C. United executives and District officials have reached a preliminary $300 million deal to build a 20,000-seat stadium for the team on Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington.
The agreement, team and city leaders said, could end a decade-long search by the Major League Soccer franchise for a new venue that would allow it to leave RFK Stadium, where D.C. United has played since its founding in 1996 but where its investors say the team loses money every year.
ATLANTA (June 14, 2013) – The Atlanta Falcons announced today that 360 Architecture has selected three Atlanta-based firms, pending final contracts, to partner in the design of the new stadium in Atlanta. The three firms – Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA), Stanley Beaman & Sears, and tvsdesign – each bring unique skills to the table.
“The three partners selected provide an attractive combination of skill sets, chemistry and capacity,” said Bill Johnson, senior principal of 360 Architecture. “Coupled with their knowledge of Atlanta, and the new stadium area in particular, we look forward to their many contributions to this project.”
Click the image above for a link to the video of the new stadium design
Great looking design!
One of the latest attempts to incorporate a contemporary and modern design that will not resemble the stadiums of old. I like the design approach and the openness of the grand sloped roof! This will be one I will have to see for myself!
The nearly billion-dollar Viking stadium that will rise from the ruins of the old Metrodome will be big, bold and put fans closer to the action than any other venue in professional football.
It’ll have giant pivoting glass doors that open to the downtown Minneapolis skyline and a roof that, while not retractable, will let in so much sunlight come game days, fans will feel as though they’re sitting outdoors.
Seven stadium decks will surround a field of artificial turf and two giant high-tech scoreboards at each end zone will replay the big plays and flash the game stats.
A Kansas City-based architecture firm will be paid up to $35 million to design Atlanta’s new retractable-roof stadium.The contract with 360 Architecture, negotiated by the Falcons and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, was approved unanimously Tuesday by the GWCCA board and signed immediately after the vote.It calls for the firm, which has designed sports facilities around the world, to be paid a fixed fee of $32.5 million, plus up to $2.5 million for expenses. That is similar to a reported $34 million fee a different architecture firm negotiated last year to design a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
A wonderful presentation of the 2 week project with DC’s Summer Youth and the Office of Planning! Thanks goes out to THEARC and Scott Kratz for assisting with the 11th Street Bridge project.