UK precast concrete maker Banagher, which specializes in precast stadia solutions, has assembled a list of the world's top stadiums in terms of architectural and structural design.
The company created a colorful infographic (see below) to highlight facts about each venue. The company wrote:
We have included some of the worlds most famous and beautiful stadia, such as the Olympiastadion in Munich (formerly the home of Bayern Munich FC), the Oita stadium in Japan, Twickenham in the U.K., and, of course, we couldn’t forget our own Irish stadia, the Aviva stadium Dublin and Thomand Park Limerick, both of which feature Banagher Precast Concrete systems.
From looking at the infographic it is clear that all of these stadiums have a clear distinct structural design. They are designed to be architecturally different and to stand out from the rest and that is what appeals to us the most.
For example, Zhong stadium Shanghai was built to resemble a flower. The roof itself is automatic and from above, it looks like a flower opening it’s petals. We think this stadium is both incredibly beautiful and functional at the same time. Another example is the Beijing National Aquatics centre which has an incredible multi-colored bubble design that covers its entire exterior.
We have included some of the most beautiful stadiums from across the world for you to see, with capacity ranging from as little as 13,000 to an breath taking 91,000 spectators. Clearly it is not the size of the stadium that matters here, rather the magnificence and beauty of the structure itself.