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From Wellington Bombers to Formula 1, Mather & Co and Cube Design create the Silverstone Experience

The Silverstone Experience, a journey through the home of British motor racing, is to open in a refurbished WW2 RAF hangar later this month. The £20m (US$24.6m, €22.3m) development has taken seven years to bring to fruition and included the restoration of the 4,000sq m (13,100sq ft) hangar. Led by architect Jane Lock-Smith of Cube Design, the project required more work than was initially expected, with the hangar having to be stripped right back to its steel frame. Sally Reynolds,
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Revamped Kinnick Stadium wrapped in breathable glass façade

Kinnick Stadium, in the US state of Iowa, has undergone an $89m (€81m, £73) renovation designed by Neumann Monson Architects and HNTB that has increased its premium seating capacity and added a 14,000sq ft (1,300sq m) breathable glass façade to the building. The 655ft (200m)-long façade wraps the entire North End Zone of the stadium, shielding fans from the elements and providing ventilation on hot days via its shingled construction. Glass specialist Bendheim 's design for the façade is said
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Ultra-accessible sports facility planned by wheelchair accessible theme park Morgan's Wonderland

Morgan's Wonderland, a completely wheelchair accessible theme park in San Antonio, Texas, has announced that it is to build a new "ultra-accessible" sports complex in the city, providing 8,000sq ft (2,440sq m) of covered space for wheelchair sports. Designed by Luna Middleman Architects, the US$3m (€2.7m, £2.45m) Morgan's Wonderland Sports complex will offer fitness and competition for athletes with different abilities. Facilities will include 8,000 sq ft (745sq m) of covered space for wheelchair sports, adaptable to include six tennis
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BIG's waste-to-energy ski slope opens in Copenhagen

This weekend saw the opening of Bjarke Ingels Group's (BIG) ski slope-topped waste-to-energy plant, CopenHill. The 41,000sq m (441,000sq ft) power plant in Copenhagen, also known as Amager Bakke, is said to be the cleanest in the world, incinerating waste and cleaning the smoke created to produce electricity for around 30,000 households and central heating for 72,000 households. Uniquely, though, it also features a variety of recreation and leisure facilities that extend its use beyond that of just city infrastructure.
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Populous reveals design for FC Cincinnati stadium which replaces scheme designed by Meis Architects

Foundation work is ongoing and steel work is due to commence at FC Cincinnati ’s West End Stadium, for which new designs were released by Populous this summer. The club briefed Populous, who are working with engineers BuroHappold, to deliver “an iconic and groundbreaking design for the city while prioritising and amplifying the fan experience.” With that in mind, the firm included a vertical façade of 513 fins lit by colour-changing LEDs. The east-facing portion of the façade will be
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Populous designs largest esports venue in Southern Hemisphere

Sports stadium and events venue experts Populous have unveiled designs for the largest video gaming and esports complex in the Southern Hemisphere. Covering 2,700sq m (29,100sq ft), spread across two floors and with a capacity for over 1,000 people, Fortress Melbourne will house a purpose-built arena with a retractable 200-seat grandstand, a professional boot camp room and training facilities, dedicated areas for LAN, RPG and tabletop gaming, two bars and a 200sq m (2,200sq ft) function room. Naturally, the venue
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Santee says the Yankee Stadium, New York City captures the legacy of the Yankees

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 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 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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Bowman is an American football linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers

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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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 stadium’s canopy membrane roof is an innovative new feature

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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Cranbrook in Devon is one of the 10 Healthy New Town sites

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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