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Stadium Buildings : Architecture

New Stadia Developments from around the world

Stadium Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of completed Stadium Building and new arena building designs across the world. The focus is on contemporary stadium buildings.

We have 4 pages of Stadium Architecture selections:

Stadium Buildings : news + key projects (this page)

Stadium Architecture : A-K

Stadium Building Designs : H-M

Stadium Building Developments : N-Z

Stadium Building – Latest Designs

Architecture News, chronological:

Miami Marine Stadium Building, South Florida, USA – 25 Jul 2016
Miami Marine Stadium Building
photo : Rick Bravo
Situated on the edge of Biscayne Bay this building hosted events ranging from high-speed boat races, to concerts featuring the biggest names in music. But since 1992, when Hurricane Andrew greatly affected Miami, the stadium has been abandoned, save for the graffiti artists who have transformed it into their canvas.

French Euro 2016 Stadium Buildings Guide

Kazan Stadium Building, Tatarstan, Russia – 18 Oct 2013
Design: Populous, Architects
Kazan Stadium Building
photograph © Populous

This new stadium building is to become the home of the Russian Premier League football club Rubin Kazan.

Turin Ice Hockey Stadium, Italy
Design: Andrea Maffei Architects
Turin Ice Hockey Stadium
image from architect

Turin Ice Hockey Stadium – 2 May 2013
The project was the winner of an international competition in which we had to re-design a big area near the center of Turin (Italy) including a new ice hockey stadium for the winter Olympic games in 2006.

Kangneung Speed Skating Arena & Sports Complex, South Korea
Architect: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Kangneung Speed Skating Arena Building
picture from Samoo Architects & Engineers

Korean Speed Skating Arena
Located on a 440,000㎡ site that was once used for garbage disposal, the site is now covered with abundance of pine trees. The main concept of the masterplan was to utilize nature, arena, and the plaza as ‘three layers’ to produce a layout that would communicate and harmonize with the surrounding environment. The masterplan would link the arena with the various sports facilities such as figure/short-track skating arena, ice-hockey arena, and a park that will be located north of the site.

FFR Grand Stade, Essone, south west of Paris, France
Design: Populous + Ateliers 2/3/4/
FFR Grand Stade
photo from architects
FFR Grand Stade
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.

Cluj Arena, Romania
Dico Si Tignans Birou De Proiectaire Srl
Cluj Arena Building
photo : Cosmin Dragomir

Cluj Arena Building – 14 Feb 2013
The concept is based on contextual integration into the public spaces of the park and green sports axis along the river Somes. The main design driver is the transparency as dissolved boundaries and visual connexions outside in and inside out.

The Rock Stadium, Al Ain, UAE
Design: MZ Architects
Al Ain Stadium Building
image from LA

The Rock Stadium Building – 19 Sep 2012
A sunken stadium building built into the side of a mountain is one of two UAE projects to make the shortlist for the 2012 World Architecture Festival Awards in Singapore. This 40,000-seat stadium building is sunk into the ground. It is in the Future Projects category for the event at the beginning of October.

Arena Lviv, Ukraine
Design: Atelier Wimmer ZT-GmbH ; Arnika Architekten (EM-Stadio Lviv)
Euro 2012 Stadium Ukraine
image © Albert Wimmer ZT GmbH

Ukraine Stadium Building – 18 Jun 2012
The Stadium „Arena Lviv“ was designed by the Austrian architect DI Dipl. TP Albert Wimmer for the European Football Championship 2012 in Poland and the Ukraine. In the preparation of the construction the Bureau Wimmer also designed the master plan for the area.

Olympic Stadium Kiev, Ukraine
Design: gmp – von Gerkan, Marg & Partners
Kiev Stadium Building
photograph : Marcus Bredt

Olympic Stadium Kiev Ukraine – 4 Jun 2012
The new design for the reconstruction of the building respects the historic fabric with its important filigree prestressed concrete upper tier built in 1968, the frame of the new roof structure being detached and placed clear of the existing bowl. This most distinctive feature is therefore being encased in a new filigree glass façade and will be duly illuminated with appropriate lighting.

National Stadium Warsaw, Poland
EURO 2012 Venue
Stadium Building Warsaw
photograph : Marcus Bredt
National Stadium Warsaw – 4 Jun 2012
This stadium building will host the first EURO 2012 match. The building will form the heart of a new sports park. The construction of the building is divided systematically into two. The stand consists of prefabricated concrete parts. Above this is a steel wire net roof with a textile membrane hung on freestanding steel supports with inclined tie rods.

Stadium Building – Recent Design

Kuip Rotterdam Stadium, The Netherlands
(designed by) Erick van Egeraat
Kuip Stadium
image from architect

Kuip Rotterdam Stadium – 11 Jun 2012
As one of the main characters in the Dutch Television-program ‘Stadium’ Architect Erick van Egeraat has presented his vision on a new Stadium venue and its value for the city of Rotterdam. As one of the few internationally active Dutch Architects Erick van Egeraat combines both the experience and skill to design venues as urban planning.

Copenhagen Arena, Denmark
Architects: 3XN
Copenhagen Arena
image © 3XN

Copenhagen Arena – 7 Jun 2012
A team of 3XN, HKS Architects, Arup, ME Engineers and Planit has won the design competition for the new Copenhagen Arena, which will be situated in the Ørestad-area a short metro ride from the city center of Denmark’s capital. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

Stadium Architecture

World Cup Stadiums – South Africa 2010

Key Sports Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Astana Arena Building, Kazakhstan
Tabanlioglu Architects
Astana Arena
photo : Cemal Emden

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

Aviva Stadium
Beijing Olympics – The Water Cube, China
PTW with Arup
Water Cube
picture © Arup_Ben McMillan

Water Cube Beijing
Bernabéu Stadion Madrid, Spain
Estudio Lamela Arquitectos
Bernabéu Stadion Madrid
photo : Angel Baltanás y Angel Martinez © EL

Bernabeu Stadium
Bird’s Nest Stadium Building, China
Arup, Herzog & De Meuron, CAD+RG
Birds Nest
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan

Birds Nest Beijing : iconic architecture
Brit Oval Cricket Ground Stand, London
Miller Partnership
New Cricket Stand London
photo from Miller Partnership

Brit Oval Cricket Ground
Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Football Stadium
photo © Adrian Welch
Barcelona Football Stadium
Emirates Stadium building, London, UK
HOK Sport Architecture
Arsenal Football Stadium
photograph © Adrian Welch

Arsenal Football Stadium
Kensington Oval cricket ground, Barbados
Architects: Arup Associates
Kensington Oval Stadium
building photograph © Christian Richters

3W’s Pavilion : West Indies cricket ground
Liverpool Arena, England
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Liverpool Arena
image : Ian Lawson

Liverpool Arena
Kiev Football Stadium, Ukraine
gmp architects
Kiev Stadium Building
photograph : Oleg Stelmach

Football Stadium Ukraine
London Olympics Aquatics Centre, UK
Zaha Hadid Architects
London Aquatics Centre
arena picture from ODA

London Olympics Aquatics Centre
London Olympic Stadium, UK
HOK Sport – Peter Cook, architect
London Olympic Stadium
arena picture from ODA

London Olympic Stadium Building
Manchester United Football Club, England
Miller Partnership
Man Utd Stadium
Stadium building image from architect

Man Utd FC Stadium
O2 arena, London, UK
HOK Sport
O2 arena
arena picture from architects

O2 arena design
Olympiastadion, east Berlin, Germany
Werner March, architect
Berlin Stadium building
building photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Berlin Stadium building
Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Italy
Pier Luigi Nervi
Rome Sport stadium
picture © Adrian Welch

Palazzetto dello Sport
Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil
various architects incl. BCMF Arquitetos
Copacabana Stadium
image : Rio 2016/BCMF Arquitetos

Rio Olympic Games Buildings
SECC Arena, Glasgow, Scotland
Foster + Partners
SECC Arena Glasgow
design image from Foster + Partners

SECC Arena Building – The Hydro
Soccer City Stadium, South Africa
BUE+ Partners with Populous
Soccer City South Africa
image : Boogertman Urban Edge & Ptrs / Populous

Soccer City Stadium
Stadio Olympico, Rome, Italy
Annibale Vitellozzi, architect
Lazio Stadium
photo © Adrian Welch

Stadio Olympico Roma
Warsaw National Stadium, Poland
UEFA EURO 2012 Venue
Poland National Stadium Warsaw
photo : FCC/Alpine
Poland National Stadium
Wembley Stadium, London, England
Foster & Partners / HOK Sport
Wembley Stadium
building image © webbaviation

Wembley Stadium Building
Wimbledon Centre Court, London, UK
Centre Court Retractable Roof
image : AELTC

Wimbledon Centre Court

More Sports Architecture projects online soon

Euro 2008 Football Stadiums : architecture information

Gentofte Swimming Pool

American Athletic Centre

Lords Masterplan Design

Other Stadium Buildings

Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh I Hearts FC New Stadium

Manchester United Stadium
Manchester United Stadium building image from Miller Partnership

Camp Nou Stadium : Buillding Redevelopment Information

Arsenal FC Stadium architects : HOK Sport

Buildings / photos for the Sports Arena Architecture page welcome

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