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Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia

Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia. The 5,155-seat venue will be designed to accommodate multiple experiences that prioritise players and spectators, as well as hosting both national and international esports events. The stadium will include the largest combined total video screen area of any esports arena in the world, with 4D haptic seats and state-of-the-art AV systems that allow visitors
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'World's largest' indoor ski centre by 10 Design slated to open in 2025

Huafa Snow World, a 131-hectare sport and entertainment destination in Shenzhen, China, designed by architecture firm, 10 Design is slated to open in 2025. The development is anchored by a 80,000sq m indoor ski resort, currently expected to be the largest of its kind in the world when it opens. Huafa Snow World will have a balance of retail, entertainment, commercial, hospitality, civic and cultural elements with the aim of creating a new and vibrant destination. The development will also
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Rural locations are the next frontier for expansion for the health club sector

With between 18 and 30 per cent of the populations of developed countries living in rural locations, this market will be the next frontier for expansion in the fitness industry, according to insight published in HCM magazine. The challenge is creating the right business model. Fit+ is a staffless and digitalised concept which founder Torsten Boorberg believes can work anywhere. A 390sq ft (36sq m) club in Bad Doberan, Germany, has 1,000 members in a town of 12,000 people, thanks
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Tonik Associates designs new suburban model for high-end Third Space health and wellness club

KSL-owned Third Space has unveiled its latest club in Wimbledon, south-west London. The development marks the first of many forays into residential locations for the operator, following the recent securing of a loan facility of £88.5m. This is the ninth club from the premium fitness operator which has four further openings slated for residential areas of London in the next two years: Battersea, Clapham Junction and Wood Wharf in 2024 and The Whiteley, Bayswater in 2025. Although the offering varies,
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Kerzner's new 'fitness hotel', Siro One Zabeel, opens for reservations

The first ever Siro hotel, marketed as the "ultimate fitness and recovery hotel", is now accepting reservations. Set to open its doors in February 2024 at the One Za'abeel development in Dubai, the property marks the debut for Siro – a new, fitness and recovery brand developed by Kerzner International. Siro One Za'abeel will offer guests experiences built around the brand's five specific "biohacking pillars" – fitness, nutrition, sleep, recovery and mindfulness with tech integrations built in. Each room at
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Sports Illustrated Resorts to expand across US with active lifestyle at their core

A network of Sports Illustrated branded resort and lifestyle complexes will launch in the US following a deal between Travel + Leisure Co and Sports Hospitality Ventures (SHV) – the hotel and resorts licensee for the Sports Illustrated brand in North America and the Caribbean. Each Sports Illustrated Resort campus is expected to feature a full-service hotel, a vacation club and residences, as well as a host of branded attractions from live-action sports and entertainment to dining, wellness and relaxation
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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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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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Levi’s Stadium in California is a 68,500-capacity multi-use venue designed by HNTB

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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Mike Hall

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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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 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 complex is an integral part of the Singapore government's plans to strengthen the country's status as a destination for sport

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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Energy-generating flooring launches in the US as Pavegen’s global expansion continues
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Nike partners with artist Kaws to create bold and beautiful New York basketball courts
The side-by-side full courts have been painted with swirling, brightly-coloured patterns and motifs.
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Flexcrete renovates Portsmouth landmark ahead of America's Cup race
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ASPA International launches handheld UV-C light disinfection lamp
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ASPA International launches handheld UV-C light disinfection lamp
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Metal mesh cladding on Basel's new sports and cultural centre gives a unified look
Each metal mesh-clad roof is made of two sloping elements to catch the sun
Metal mesh cladding on Basel's new sports and cultural centre gives a unified look
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AL_A design stackable football pitches to revive fading communities
The temporary, stackable pitches can be erected quickly
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1885 Lounge at St Mary's Stadium celebrates Southampton FC's history
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1885 Lounge at St Mary's Stadium celebrates Southampton FC's history
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Gerflor to showcase 2017/18 collections at Surface Design Show
Gerflor will showcase 2017/2018 collections at the Surface design Show in London
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