Sports and Recreational Facilities
WSP, Walter P Moore, and ME Engineers top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest sports...read more
T-Mobile Arena. Photo: Courtesy Populous, Jeff Goldberg
Populous, HOK, and HKS top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest sports sector architec...read more
A 20,000-seat soccer stadium in downtown Sacramento is being designed with significant input by the local community through an outreach initiative launched by the city's pro soccer club and the project's architect. Image: HNTB
Sacramento Republic FC and HNTB are conducting a contest where the public can submit concept idea...
While large 20,000-seat sports venues aren’t going away, mid-size venues provide advantages the b...read more
The facility’s roof consists of 3,000 tons of structural steel that support a PTFE membrane. The PTFE fabric is suspended from 430-foot-long structural steel trusses that support an array of structural steel v-columns. Design architect Populous designed the roof form and then worked in tandem with Walter P Moore to create the roof’s structure and subdivide it into trusses. All images and renderings courtesy Populous
The project team employed Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, and a host of other software appli...read more
HOK’s John Rhodes met with pro rugby players Jamie Roberts, Tim Visser, James Horwill, and Danny Care to discuss advanced design features and technologies.
HOK invited four world-class rugby players into its London studio to discuss what they would like...read more
Rendering courtesy of Rossetti.
The facility will be incorporated into the community with public spaces.
The Toronto York Recreation Centre serves three communities that participated in a number of design sessions with the project's Building Team. Image: Tom Arban Photography
Community engagement impacts its design and programming.
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Bipartisan legislation would prevent use of municipal bonds by pro teams.
Clemson University has built an elaborate football operations facility, whose Building Team had to improvise to meet a 15-month construction deadline. Michael Robinson Photography
Silver Award: Clemson gets a new football operations palace, thanks to its building partners’ abi...read more
Renderings courtesy LA Rams
The Rams and Chargers won’t be able to move in until the 2020 season.
A 3D-printed model of the 21,000-seat Little Caesars Arena in Detroit includes tiny versions of fans in every seat. The level of detail in this concept model was instrumental in selling suites in the arena, which opens in September. Image: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
The centerpiece is the scaled replica of a new arena that puts a miniature fan in every seat....
The facility will also include two floors of Class A laboratory and office space and retail space...
Rendering courtesy HOK
The stadium is now scheduled to open on Aug. 26 in a preseason game between the Falcons and the J...read more
The concrete contains unique colors, aggregates, and textures.
With the completion of the athletic facility upgrade—dubbed the Arden Project—students will have...read more
SunTrust Park in Atlanta is racing toward its final stages of construction to be able to open on time for opening day for the Atlanta Braves' MLB baseball team. A newly released time-lapse video captures the last 21 months of construction in a flash. Image: hshin.ajc.com
OxBlue’s time-lapse video draws from more than 200,000 images.
601, an 11,500-sf multipurpose space within American Airlines Arena in Miami, is big enough to host three or four parties and events at once. Image: Courtesy The Heat Group
601 offers variety and flexibility not found in the arena’s other food and entertainment location...
Rendering courtesy of 3XN Architects.
The Danish firm beat entries from Zaha Hadid Architects and Henning Larsen Architects for the pro...read more
A rendering of the criminal justice facility that Rock Ventures is offering to build in Detroit's Wayne County in exchange for a coveted parcel of land on which the Rock Ventures would build a complex that includes a Major League Soccer stadium, a hotel, offices and apartments. Image: Rock Ventures LLC
He would take over a downtown Detroit site, where he wants to build a soccer stadium, and build a...read more
Human performance facilities are emerging as a new way for people to attend to their overall well...read more
Rendering courtesy of MANICA Architecture
The proposal was designed by MANICA Architecture and would seat 65,000 fans with room to expand t...read more
Rendering courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associati
Energy created by those exercising within would power the gym down the Seine.
Airborne San Diego, a three-story indoor skydiving facility, can accommodate all patrons, from beginners to military personnel. Its owner, Airborne America, wants to up to 10 of these venues in the U.S. over the next 5-7 years. Image: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE
The three-year-old company opens its first indoor skydiving facility featuring two wind tunnels....
Rendering courtesy of HOK
The HOK-designed facility was created with more than just NHL games in mind, and has been nominat...read more
Courtesy of HKS
The stadium will be home to the L.A. Rams and will also host other world-class sporting events an...read more
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
The architects say the project will be the greenest soccer stadium in the world once completed....
Rendering courtesy of Leo A Daly.
“This design is all about drawing the community into the excitement of NHL hockey,” says Arnie Ma...read more
The 377,000-sf Royal Arena in Copenhagen will include plazas that residents of the surrounding neighborhood can take advantage of. Image: Adam Mørk, Courtesy of 3XN Architects
The design of this 377,000-sf building makes concessions to the residential community that surrou...read more
The park will serve as an urban oasis of outdoor activities for the surrounding area.