Sports and Recreational Facilities

As major centers of social and economic importance across the world, sports facilities and recreational buildings need to be optimized to admit hundreds or thousands of people on a regular basis, as well as to meet the needs of whatever activity takes place in the facility. Whether you’re looking for just the right turf or the most comfortable stadium seating, designing and building these facilities can lead into ultra-specialized waters, and requires a delicate balance of expertise.
Renderings courtesy Dubai Holding
July 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

To add to Dubai's already impressive portfolio of world's tallest tower and world's largest natur...

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July 03, 2014 | Birdair

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and ROSSETTI, the architect of record for the Arthur...

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All renderings courtesy of Neoscape
July 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Organizers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, recently u...

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Rubber floor tiles in 24x24-inch modules were water-jet cut to accommodate custo
July 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Rectangular tiles, digital graphic applications, the resurgence of terrazzo, and product transpar...

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The canopies will provide shade and note paths to recreation and seating areas.
July 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The series of projects, called the Al Farjan Recreational Sports Facilities, have been designed i...

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Photo: JonathanRe via Wikipedia
June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A neglected Queens landmark that once reflected the "excitement and hopefulness" at the beginning...

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Photo credit: Rob Young, Wikimedia Commons
June 30, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

New research findings indicate that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 milli...

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Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Photo: Dacoslett via Wikimedia Commons
June 25, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assitant Editor

The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its annual list of 11 Most Endangered Histo...

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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
June 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sterling Bay Cos. and Bill Davies' International Property Developers North America partner up for...

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Photo: Pedro Lopez via Wikimedia Commons
June 18, 2014 | USGBC

In conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) an...

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Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightwe
June 18, 2014 | Arup

The firm's research shows that 3D printing has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste, and slas...

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M-1 streetcar line, Detroit. Credit: Anderson Illustration | Brookings Instituti
June 16, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

A new Brookings Institution study records the emergence of “competitive places that are also cool...

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June 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Constructing a concrete dome is a costly process, but this may change soon. A team from the Vienn...

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June 11, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

California-based Esri, a supplier of GIS software, created a nifty interactive map that gives vie...

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June 04, 2014 | American Builders 2017

A joint venture between Barton Malow, Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, and New Sou...

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Photo: Paul Sableman via Wikimedia Commons
June 02, 2014 | Green Parking Council

The Green Parking Council, an affiliate of the International Parking Institute, has launched the...

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The Allen Independent School District will not open its high school's $60 millio
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 18,000-seat Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas, opened in 2012 to much fanfare. But cracks recentl...

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May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consu...

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May 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Ito and other Japanese architects cite excessive costs, massive size, and the project's potential...

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The $1.5 billion project is the initial seed of urban development in the area. I
May 13, 2014 | Nadel Architects

In addition to five major sports venues, the Dalian Sports Center includes a 30-story, 440-room,...

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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons
May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...

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May 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's 2014 Giants 300 survey forms are due Wednesday, May 21. Survey results will be published i...

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Beijing National Stadium. Photo: Peter23 via Wikipedia
May 08, 2014 | Banagher Precast Concrete UK

UK precast concrete maker Banagher, which specializes in precast stadia solutions, has assembled...

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The Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, designed by HOK,
May 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Thom Mayne's Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Anaheim's new intermodal center are among the...

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60 Richmond East Housing Co-Operative in Toronto, designed by Teeple Architects.
April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff and RAIC

The conversion of a Mies van der Rohe-designed gas station and North Vancouver City Hall are amon...

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The free tool provides real-time data visualization for each state. Here is the
April 29, 2014 | USGBC

The online data visualization resource highlights green building data for each state and Washingt...

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ECO Modern Flats is a wellness-oriented apartment complex in Fayetteville, Ark.,
April 14, 2014 | Urban Land Institute

Sustainable and wellness-related design strategies embody a strong return on investment, accordin...

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Photos and renderings: courtesy PGAV Destinations and Chimelong Ocean Kingdom
April 09, 2014 | PGAV Destinations & Guinness World Records

With its seven salt and fresh water aquariums, totaling 12.87 million gallons, the Chimelong Ocea...

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Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst
April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Cons...

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The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C
April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation trick...

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