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Instagram moments are the design focus for Capitaland's £320m 'work-play' megahub

A focus on enabling customers to create Instagram moments has defined the design of the hotly anticipated Funan Mall by Singaporean property and investment group Capitaland, which will reopen to the public on 28 June. Situated in Singapore's Civic District, the revamped retail complex, which was restored by Capitaland for an estimated £320m (US$406.3m, €361.6m), features an array of leisure facilities, including a 200-metre indoor cycling path (a first for the city), a bouldering wall, an edible plant garden, and
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Populous-designed Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai will be new stop on the global touring circuit

The Coca-Cola Arena – a 17,000-capacity sports venue designed by global architecture practice Populous – has opened its doors in Dubai. Boasting an adaptable structure with an LED-clad façade, retractable seating, and a modular stage, the new facility also features over 35 dining outlets and 42 corporate suites. The building – said to be the Middle East's largest multi-purpose arena – is Populous' first project to be completed in the region. Developed by Emirati real estate company Meeras, the Coca-Cola
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HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects reveal design concept for 'iconic landmark' stadium in St Louis

HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects have unveiled their design for MLS4TheLou – the Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium proposed for St Louis, Missouri. The stadium will serve as the home of the as-yet-unnamed St Louis MLS soccer club. The new facility will feature a translucent ETFE canopy which will provide cover for fans and allow for well-lit spaces below. Light will pass through directly onto the field, helping game-day visibility and grass growth. The overall fan experience has been an
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HOK and SAP envision 'esports venue of the future' in new report

Architectural design and planning firm Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK) and software company SAP have released their joint report on the future of esports design. According to their white paper, esports – the fastest growing industry in the entertainment sector – will soon require specially designed facilities to accommodate the unique needs of spectators and competitors. "As technology helps break down cultural barriers," reads the report, "esports are redefining fan expectations and experiences, leading to the development of new entertainment
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Real Madrid selects FCC to create digital stadium of the future

Spanish construction company FCC has won the competition to transform Real Madrid's 70-year-old Estadio Santiago Bernabéu into what the club's president, Florentino Pérez, has called a "digital stadium of the future". FCC, which is owned by Mexican businessman Carlos Slim, is expected to begin work on the facility immediately, with an anticipated completion date of August 2022. According to Cinco Dias, the contract is worth €475m (US$529.5m, £408.6m). The expanded stadium, set to feature a modernised design conceptualised by architecture
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Roland Garros gets new greenhouse-flanked tennis court in controversial development

French design practice Marc Mimram have completed a new tennis court for the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. The 5,000-seat Court Simonne-Mathieu is flanked by four greenhouses to camouflage its bulk and ensure it blends in to the site, which is within the 120-year-old Serres d'Auteuil botanical gardens, adjacent to the main Roland Garros complex. The facility is named after the eponymous female tennis champion. The opening of the controversial new court is part of a wider renovation project for
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FaulknerBrowns are involved in the Swansea Tidal Lagoon project and have designed the water sports centre and oyster hatchery

Interview: FaulknerBrowns

Mike Hall

"If I was a diver, I couldn’t wait to be poised on the 10m platform so close to the spectators in such a dramatic intimate environment."

Mike Hall, sports partner, talks about FaulknerBrowns' innovative designs for the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre
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The 49ers secured the US$220m 20-year stadium naming deal with Levi Strauss & Co in 2013

Field of jeans

"We incorporated green thinking into everything – such as recycling most of the construction debris - Jack Hill, project executive, San Francisco 49ers"

Behind the scenes at a sports venue at the leading edge of technology, Levi’s Stadium
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Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid

Interview: Antonio Cruz

Antonio Cruz

"We were set the target of building one of the five best stadiums in the world"

Shares the challenges of designing Atletico Madrid's new stadium
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The 49ers' chief of technology Kunal Malik – one of Silicon Valley's leading tech experts

Levi's Stadium

"The vision for Levi's Stadium has always been to create the ultimate fan experience through the use of innovative technology"

Hot tech: San Francisco 49ers' new home in Santa Clara has been touted as the most technologically advanced in the word – fitting in with its Silicon Valley surroundings
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Populous designed Zhuhai’s International Tennis Centre

Interview: Andrew James

Andrew James heads a new partnership between Populous and Alisports, the sports arm of Alibaba

"Alibaba has set its sights on operating 50,000 sports venues in China over the next 10 years to build a connection with its 470 million subscribers"

The Populous director explains a major deal which will transform China’s sporting infrastructure
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Espai Barça will feature a range of retail, food and beverage and social areas; Camp Nou's capacity will be increased to around 105,000 people

Total architecture

"Whatever your allegiances, you have to admit that no football club has a brand quite like FC Barcelona. "

FC Barcelona is taking on its rivals with its ambitious €600m expansion project Kim Megson speaks to the architects involved
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The hub will be located on the Kallang Basin waterfront, adding a perfect environment for water sports to the complex

Singapore Sports Hub

"The hub will deliver on the Singapore government's mission statement of providing a space which will catch the public's imagination and improve activity levels"

Opening in June 2014, the Singapore Sports Hub will put the tiny nation on the global map of premium sports venues
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