Sports Stadiums

2019 Best-Designed Sports Stadiums (part 2)

5. Streetmekka Viborg Build, Denmark, built by EFFEKT

EFFEKT built a skating park and youth center in an abandoned windmill plant in the Danish city of Viborg.

This sports facility is wrapped in a matte polycarbonate leather. Along with a giant skating bowl, it has a basketball court, a DJ area and a production workshop.

6. United States Bank Stadium, United States, designed by HKS Stadium Association and Vikings

Designed by HKS and a group of architects including Studio Hive, Studio Five and Lawal Scott Erickson Architects, the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is the new home of the Minnesota Vikings American football team.

The stadium has a protruding corner and a roof made out of plastic film, which gained worldwide attention in 2018 as the venue for the Super Bowl.

7. Cheomdan badminton court, South Korea, by Architect JHW IROJE

Seoul’s JHW IROJE studio has built a riverside Cheomdan badminton court in the Korean city of Gwangju. This badminton center is made from colored concrete to match the surrounding natural space, with a series of skylights made of steel that provide light to the large hall.

8. Bamboo sports hall, Thailand, built by Chiangmai Life Architects

This carbon-less sports hall in Chiangmai won the Civil and Cultural Building of the Year award at the Dezeen opening ceremony.

Built by Chiangmai Life Architects, an expert on bamboo construction, the school’s gymnasium will be used to play basketball, volleyball, badminton and futsal.

9. Golf Exécutif Montréal, Canada, by Architecture49

This minimalist club is located at a golf course in Montréal, it is covered by a large wooden roof to support players in bad weather. The roof of the building is built in a curved shape that is twice the size of the house with a harmonious proportion. In addition, it also has a lounge with bar, professional shop, administrative office and reception hall.

10. Atlantic Pavilion, Portugal, built by Valdemar Coutinho Arquitectos

Pedro Barbosa’s Bruralist gymnasium, called the Atlantic Pavilion, is designed to be used by both the school’s students and the Viana do Castelo community. This sports hall is 650 square meters, a concrete entrance with an angled surface to bring daylight into the secondary lobby.

2019 Best-Designed Sports Stadiums (part 1)

Thanks to the World Cup, the Winter Olympics and the Super Bowl, 2018 is the year of crowning sports architecture. Architectural works on stadiums and sports centers are always designs of community value and great influence on the country.

Dezeen’s Deputy Editor-in-Chief Tom Ravenscroft (the world’s most popular and influential design and architecture magazine in the world, and also won many awards for journalism and publishing) has released a list of the 10 best stadiums and sports centers of the year.

1. Luzhniki Stadium, Russia, upgraded by Speech

The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia is the venue for both the opening and final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This is also the focus of this year’s biggest sporting event. Built in 1958, this historic stadium has been overhauled by Speech studio in Moscow before the tournament to meet FIFA standards and increase audience capacity from 78,000 to 81,000.

2. Mercedes-Benz Stadium, United States, designed by HOK

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta was designed by HOK for the American football industry. It replaced Georgia Dome to become the home of the NFL Atlanta Atlantacons team. This stadium has a capacity of 71,000 people. The retractable roof forms eight large petals and can open/close like the camera aperture

3. Dolní Břežany Gymnasium, Czech Republic, built by Sporadical

Built with an elementary school in the town of Dolní Břežany, south of Prague, the Dolní Břežany gymnasium is covered with reflective aluminum panels to help conceal its size. This gym is used by both schools and towns for sporting activities, and serves as a cultural venue.

4. Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Stadium, South Korea, built by DaeLim Construction

The sports center of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the Paralympic Games are temporary stadiums that have held both the opening and closing ceremonies of the sports. This pentagonal stadium holds 35,000 seats, was built by DaeLim Construction. After the tournament, the stands are being removed leaving a sustainable structure, they will be built into a museum to celebrate the Winter Olympics.