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27 Sep 2018
Populous opens new office the Middle East, Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE
Populous Opens New Office in Dubai
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Populous Dubai Office
Populous, the global architecture and design practice, renowned for iconic projects such as Wembley Stadium, Emirates Stadium, Royal Ascot racecourse, The International Convention Centre in Sydney and Silverstone’s Formula 1 Circuit, announces the official opening of a new office in Dubai to bring its design expertise to its Middle Eastern clients.

24 Jun 2016
FFR Grand Stade Building News, Essone, Île-de-France, south west Paris, France
Design: Populous + Ateliers 2/3/4/
FFR Grand Stade Building
image © Populous/Ateliers 2/3/4

FFR Grand Stade Building
The Federation Française de Rugby’s new stadium project reached another exciting milestone today, with the signing of the contract between the FFR and the developer and main contractor, Ibelys. The contract was signed at a ceremony in Paris by the President of the FFR, Pierre Camou, and BESIX Europe General Manager, Jean Polet.

10 Jun 2016 ; 25 Jan 2016
Olympique Lyonnais Stadium, Lyon, southern France – UEFA Euro 2016 venue
Olympique Lyonnais Stadium
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Olympique Lyonnais Stadium UEFA Euro 2016 venue
The new home of Olympique Lyonnais opened on the 9th January 2016. The Grand Stade de Lyon will become a fantastic new home ground for one of France’s most iconic football teams and provide a key venue for the UEFA Euro 2016 Finals, including the first semi-final on the 6th July.

Bristol Arena Entertainment & Sports Venue – 7 Apr 2016
Populous, in collaboration with Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects and BuroHappold Engineering
Approval for 12,000-capacity Bristol Arena building and outline plans for the rest of Arena Island.

Fisht Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium, Russia – 18 Nov 2013
Building design featured on commemorative Russian banknote
Fisht : Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium
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Fisht, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium, has been featured on a commemorative 100 rouble banknote commissioned by the Central Bank of Russia to celebrate the forthcoming Winter Olympics. The bank started issuing the notes at the end of October, a hundred days before the start of the Games and 20 million notes have gone into production. The design of the banknote depicts the Sochi Stadium on one side and a flying snowboarder on the other; it is the first Russian banknote ever to feature a vertically orientated image.

Kazan Stadium Building, Tatarstan, Russia – 18 Oct 2013
Kazan Stadium Building
image © Populous
The new stadium, which has already hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of 2013 Summer Universiade – the second largest sporting participation event in the world – is to become the home of the Russian Premier League football club Rubin Kazan.

Astana Arena, Kazakhstan
Design with Tabanlioglu Architects
Astana Arena Building
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Astana Arena Building – new image and text
Kazakhstan has a new national stadium, the Astana Arena. The multi-functional stadium with retractable roof was designed in association with Tabanlioglu Architects.

Marlins Park, Miami Ballpark, Florida, USA
Marlins Park Miami
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Marlins Park Miami – added 8 Mar 2013
This building replaced the legacy of the memorable Orange Bowl in Little Havana, adjacent to downtown Miami. Situated on the same footprint, the ballpark is intended to be the anchor for infill and redevelopment on the site. This 37,000-seat MLB facility includes a retractable roof to shield spectators from the sun and rain, inherently changing the perception of summertime baseball in Florida for generations to come.

Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide
Architect releases new edition of long-established design guide Stadia
Stadia Design Guide
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Design Guide for Stadia – 27 Feb 2013
The London 2012 Olympic Stadium is one of several landmark international sports venues to feature in a fully-updated and redesigned fifth edition of Stadia, the essential and long-established guide to stadia design. The new edition continues to draw on the unrivalled experience of the architecture firm in sport architecture, combining the expert views of co-authors and practice Senior Principals Rod Sheard and Ben Vickery as well as Geraint John.

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FFR Grand Stade, Essone, south west of Paris, France
Design with Ateliers 2/3/4/
FFR Grand Stade
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FFR Grand Stade – 14 Feb 2013
After several months of discussions with three competing groups, the FFR has made its choice of designers and has issued the first computer-rendered images for the new French Rugby Stadium building.

HASSELL + Populous win Sydney’s new Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct design project, Australia
Sydney new Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct design project Sydney Building
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Sydney new Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct design – 18 Dec 2012
Joint venture partners HASSELL + Populous have won the architectural contract for the design of Sydney’s new integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct at Darling Harbour, due for completion in 2016. HASSELL will also design the extensive public parklands and open space within the 20 hectare precinct. HASSELL + Populous are design consultants to Destination Sydney consortium.

Rostov Stadium, Rostov-on-don, Russia
Rostov Stadium Russia
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Rostov Stadium – 10 Dec 2012
Populous, architects of the London 2012 Olympic stadium, Sochi 2014 Olympic stadium and Soccer City 2010 World Cup stadium, have been selected as designers of the new Rostov Stadium. This will be the fourth stadium that Populous has designed in Russia to be used for the 2018 World Cup, together with Kazan, Saransk, Sochi.

Christchurch Stadium, South Island of New Zealand
Christchurch Stadium Building
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Christchurch Stadium – 3 Mar 2012
While Christchurch continues the painstaking process of rebuilding after last year’s destructive earthquake, optimistic signs of renewal are emerging across the infrastructure landscape of the southern New Zealand city.

Melbourne Park Western Precinct, Victoria, Australia
NH Architecture with Populous
Melbourne Park Building
photo from Victoria Government

Melbourne Park Western Precinct – 18 Jan 2012
Melbourne will be the world’s first Grand Slam tennis venue to have three feature courts with operable roofs. Minister for Major Projects Denis Napthine and Minister for Sport Hugh Delahunty today unveiled the new design for Melbourne Park’s Western Precinct, which includes a redeveloped Margaret Court Arena with an operable roof and increased capacity by 1,500 to 7,500.

Velociudad Speedcity, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Velociudad Speedcity
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Velociudad Speedcity – 16 Dec 2011
$100 million-project first construction phase, which includes a 3.1 Km track, pit-lane, 4×4 off-road track and team garages, planned to be completed in 14 months. The autodrome location has a unique topography that involves the movement of 1 million cubic metres of soil, equal to a line of lorries put together from Buenos Aires to Cordoba.

World’s Largest Indoor Arena, Manila, the Philippines
Arena in Manila
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Arena in Manila – 12 Sep 2011
Populous Designs World’s Largest Arena in Manila in the Philippines
Construction has commenced on the world’s largest indoor arena in Manila, in the Philippines, designed by the international architecture firm, Populous. In a ground breaking ceremony held last week, the arena design was described as a ‘phenomenal structure’.

New Zealand 2011 Rugby World Cup Venue, Dunedin
Design: with Jasmax
Forsyth Barr Stadium
photo : Marina Mathews, Populous

Forsyth Barr Stadium – 8 Sep 2011
This 2011 Rugby World Cup Venue in southern New Zealand, is the world’s first permanently enclosed, natural turf stadium and hosted four fixtures during the Rugby World Cup. Designed by international architecture and design practice Populous, and in association with the local firm Jasmax, the new stadium replaces the legendary Carisbrook House of Pain.

Silverstone Wing, Southern England, UK
Silverstone Pit
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Silverstone Pit Building – 17 May 2011

Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Ravenscraig Sports Facility
picture © Andrew Lee
Scottish sports building – 10 May 2011

Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Masterplan, China
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games – 2 Mar 2011

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Featured Buildings by Populous Architects, alphabetical:

Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Aviva Stadium Dublin
photo : Chris Gascoigne
Aviva Stadium

Datong Sports Park, China
Date built: 2010-
Datong Sports Park Stadium
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Datong Sports Stadium

Emirates Stadium, Holloway, north London, UK
Date built: 2008
Emirates Stadium
picture © Hufton and Crow
Emirates Stadium : London Football Stadium

London Olympic Stadium, UK
Design: Populous with Peter Cook
Date built: 2007-
London Olympic Stadium
image from ODA

London Olympic Stadium

O2 arena, east London, England
Date built: 2007
O2 Arena London
picture from architects office
O2 Arena London building

Orlando Venues, Florida, USA
Date built: 2008-
Orlando Venues
picture from architects office
Orlando Building

Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date built: 2009
Design: Boogertman Urban Edge and Partners in partnership with Populous
Soccer City Stadium
Soccer City Stadium pictures from BUE & Partners

Soccer City Stadium
Soccer City hosted the 2010 FIFA world cup final

Wimbledon Retractable Roof – Centre Court, London, England
Date built: 2009
Centre Court Roof
image : AELTC
Wimbledon Retractable Roof

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