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B2Ai and SCAU to design new €100m Club Brugge stadium

Belgian football team Club Brugge has appointed architects B2Ai and SCAU to develop designs for a new €100m stadium. The new stadium, to be located at the heart of a new park in Bruges' Sint-Andries district, will seat 40,000 fans and will be designed to provide a more "intimate experience". Design aspects of the venue include an exterior draped in a see-through, perforated textile covering, while inside modern, open-plan councourses will allow fans to move around more freely. There will
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Birmingham 2022 'de-risks' Commonwealth Games – scraps plans for £520m athletes' village

The organising committee of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have shelved plans to create an athletes' village in the Perry Barr area of the city. The £520m development would have provided a home for around 6,500 athletes and officials during the Games and was due for completion in early 2022. Post games, the development was set to be converted into more than 1,400 homes, forming the first phase of a long-term regeneration plan for Perry Barr. Athletes and team officials
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Sydney's urban beach complex, by Andrew Burges and Grimshaw, to be completed late 2020

Construction work on Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre in Sydney, Australia, is expected to be completed in late 2020. The City of Sydney, which owns the centre, said that the COVID-19 pandemic had caused delays to works and it now expects the facility to open by the end of the year. When complete, Gunyama Park will be the biggest aquatic complex built in Sydney since the 2000 Olympic Games. Created by Andrew Burges Architecture – alongside global design practice
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'Sports city' plans revealed for Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium

Madrid city council (Ayuntamiento de Madrid) has set out plans to develop a number of sports facilities in the surrounding areas of the existing Wanda Metropolitano stadium. The "sports city" project, in the eastern San Blas-Canillejas district, is led by the council and is set to transform a site which was originally earmarked for an Olympic park during the city's failed bids for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. Facilities will range from grassroots sports centres to venues capable of
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Moederscheim Moonen reveal plans for mixed-use towers at Rotterdam stadium

Plans have been revealed to redevelop the Van Donge & De Roo Stadium in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, into a mixed-use complex dominated by four towers rising from the stands. Designed by architects Moederscheim Moonen, the proposals include expanding the capacity at the stadium from 4,300 to 6,500 to seats, while creating a number of other services – from housing and retail to offices and leisure. The Van Donge & De Roo Stadium is currently the home of S.B.V. Excelsior football
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Milan's San Siro has 'no cultural interest' and can be demolished

The historic San Siro football stadium in Milan could be demolished to make way for a brand new stadium, following a decision by Italian heritage authorities. According to the Superintendency of Cultural Heritage of Lombardy (SCHL), San Siro has "no cultural interest" and there is no heritage-based objection for it to be razed to the ground. The venue is the home for Milan's two Serie A giants – Internazionale and AC Milan – who have tabled plans to demolish the
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The facility is for the community, students and elite athletes

Sportcampus Zuiderpark

"Whenever you’re looking at it, the elevation is running away from you, so it never looks quite as big as it really is "

FaulknerBrowns’ Dutch sports facility
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The Toronto Velodrome project is one of many the practice is working on oversees

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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Populous designed Target Field to integrate with all transport networks and to appear iconic no matter how it is approached

Earl Santee

Earl Santee

"I spend a tremendous amount of time in the towns and cities I work in. I try to experience them like the people who live there do"

A well-designed sports stadium can completely transform a community, but it’s vital to ensure it feels authentic, says Populous principal Earl Santee
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The stadium features a range of bars as well as an onsite craft beer microbrewery

A new dawn

Populous’ Christopher Lee has designed more than 30 stadia across five continents

"Our new stadium and wider scheme has been developed to deliver an unrivalled fan experience and significant benefits to our local community. We want to make this venue a world class sports and entertainment destination for everyone, in our birthplace of Tottenham - Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur FC chair "

Tom Walker exploresthe storybehind TottenhamHotspur’sgroundbreakingnew footballstadium
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Populous were responsible for the design of the Nanjing Sports Park

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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Revised plans for Everton football club’s new stadium have been submitted for planning consent

Everton Stadium

The final designs for the Dan Meis-designed riverside stadium for Everton Football Club
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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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