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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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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 new White Hart Lane stadium aims to connect with the local community

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 stainless steel façade reflects the changing lighting conditions

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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Studio founders Antonio Cruz Villalón (left) and Antonio Ortiz García

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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The transclucent façade lets light in and acts as a sound insulator and a canvas for displaying art

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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Dan Meis

Everton Stadium

The final designs for the Dan Meis-designed riverside stadium for Everton Football Club
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Populous designed Zhuhai’s International Tennis Centre

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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