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Perkins & Will reveals designs for net-zero sports and cultural centre in Toronto

Global design practice Perkins & Will has unveiled plans for a net-zero operational carbon community sports centre, health club and cultural hub in Toronto, Canada. A first-of-its-kind for Ontario, the multi-purpose centre is set to achieve net-zero status through energy-efficient design and renewable energy systems, while adding much-needed facilities for the local community. Called North East Scarborough Community and Child Care Centre, the building has three levels. The lower level of the building will host both two swimming pools with
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Pop-up stadium built with shipping containers opens ahead of 2022 World Cup

A fully demountable stadium, designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects and built from shipping containers, is now open and ready to host games during the FIFA 2022 World Cup. Called Stadium 974, the innovative design has been inspired by Qatar’s worldwide trade and seafaring. The name comes from 974 being the international dialling code for Qatar, as well as the exact number of shipping containers used in construction. Located across the water from Doha's West Bay skyline, on the site of
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WilkinsonEyre-designed Compton and Edrich stands revealed at Lord's Cricket Ground

Work has been completed on two new spectator stands at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, UK, adding 2,600 seats to the total capacity of "the home of cricket". The Compton and Edrich stands, designed by WilkinsonEyre, form an integral part of the Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) plans to future-proof the historic venue. The two new stands, designed in partnership with structural engineers Buro Happold, deliver improved sightlines and an enhanced spectator experience for fans, as well as upgrading capacity, accessibility
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New Passivhaus leisure centre by GT3 Architects will reduce energy costs by 60%

Planning approval has been granted to what is set to become one of the first Passivhaus-certified leisure buildings in the world. The new Spelthorne Leisure Centre in Staines, Surrey – which will be owned by Spelthorne Borough Council – has been designed by GT3 Architects and Passivhaus specialists Gale and Snowden. With sustainability and wellbeing at its core, the building will be optimised to reduce energy in use by up to 60 per cent, compared to other new-build leisure centres
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John Puttick Associates creates Youth Zone with fitness, arts, sport and wellbeing spaces

A fitness club with a boxing studio, dance and performing arts studio and a four-court sports hall are just a few of the facilities included in plans for the new Horizon Youth Zone in Grimsby, UK. The 5,440sq m centre will also include a climbing wall, health and wellbeing room and an outdoor 3G pitch. Planning approval has been given for the redevelopment, which will be located in the town's historic West Haven Maltings and Migar House buildings. The 1820s
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Plans revealed to build world's deepest pool, Blue Abyss, in the UK

Plans have been revealed to build the world's deepest pool in Cornwall, UK, which would house facilities serving the spaceflight, sports science and healthcare communities. The £150m Blue Abyss project would see an aquatic centre, housing a 164ft (50m) deep pool built at the Aerohub Enterprise Zone at Cornwall Airport. The project is led by a privately-funded company that is now in the process of applying for planning permission. Blue Abyss has been designed by British architect Robin Partington, who
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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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The purpose-built, glass walled Tunnel Club will give views of the players’ tunnel

Interview: Chris Lee, managing director, Populous

Christopher Lee, managing director at Populous, is overseeing the stadium development

"Creating an accessible public space is important commercially, but it’s even more important socially"

Lifts the lid on the design of White Hart Lane
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The building, called Sportcampus Zuiderpark

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 former train shed has been repurposed and is now home to facilites for skateboarding, football, parkour and basketball

Game changer

"We were constantly having to invent new solutions to problems, as we were working with old ruins, a low budget and high ambitions"

Across Denmark, a charity is turning industrial buildings into centres for street sport and art. As the concept prepares to go global, we speak to the people making it happen
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Elmsbrook Healthy New Town in Bicester, Oxfordshire has extensive wellness 
offerings and is also a UK government Eco Town, promoting sustainability

Prescribing wellbeing

"The Healthy New Towns initiative aims to design out ‘obesogenic environments’ and design in health and wellbeing"

The UK government is building 10 new towns based on health, with wellbeing incorporated from the ground up. Stu Robarts investigates
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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 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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