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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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Permission granted for £150m four-layer subterranean health and wellbeing hub in London

London’s Westminster City Council has approved developer Reef Group’s plans to invest over £150m (US$185.3m, €171.4m) in Cavendish Square, transforming the space into a subterranean mixed-use destination, with a focus on healthcare and wellbeing. Claimed to be London’s first subterranean health and wellbeing destination, the 280,000sq ft (26,000sq m) destination will deliver specialist facilities for London’s private healthcare sector. Currently an underground park, the existing structure will be reused and adapted. Wellbeing and sustainability were key in influencing the design
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Cooper Robertson breathe fresh life into historic Farmington Country Club

Cooper Robertson are transforming the historic Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia, to make it more inclusive for women, children, families and younger generations. The buildings at Farmington date back to the 1760s, with the east wing of its clubhouse building having been designed by Thomas Jefferson and the club itself having been established in 1927. As Cooper Robertson has pointed out, though, "While private-membership clubs [in the US] remain a staple of many affluent communities, they're struggling to stay
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Chelsea FC keeps stadium plans on hold as planning permission expires

Chelsea Football Club has allowed the planning permission for its new Herzog & de Meuron -designed stadium to lapse, keeping the project on hold until "economic conditions improve". The English Premier League received planning permission in 2017 to build a 60,000-seat venue at the site of its current Stamford Bridge stadium. But the club announced a year later that it had put the project on hold due to the "unfavourable investment climate" at the time. The planned stadium was expected
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HOK redesign of Manchester Arena could make it largest in Europe

ASM Global has revealed HOK -designed plans to increase the capacity at its Manchester Arena venue to 24,000, which would make it the largest arena in Europe. As well as the proposed increase to capacity, the plans include the creation of an additional concourse level to house VIP boxes and lounges, as well as food and drink outlets. A new "worker bee façade" – in honour of Manchester's symbol, the bee – would be added and upgrades would be made
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Glenn Howells Architects create "dance factory" for English National Ballet

The English National Ballet (ENB) has moved into a new £27m ($33m, €30m) home in London designed by Glenn Howells Architects (GHA). The 93,000sq ft (8,600sq m) building combines a number of previously separate ENB campuses into what it calls "a multi-faceted 'dance factory'". The ground floor is conceived to be a gathering and circulation space, with a public café and an exhibition area. Seven full-sized rehearsal studios include a main production studio with a stage and a 25m (82ft)-tall
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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 OCBC Aquatic Centre will include two 50m pools

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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The venue has been designed as an

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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Streetmekka Viborg will feature indoor street football and street basketball pitches

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"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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The building was designed to minimise energy loss

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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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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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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