Top 10 sports facilities of 2014: Designboom ranks the year's best projects

The list includes some of the year's epic stadiums, such as World Cup Stadium Arena de Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, and smaller projects, like the Spordtgebouw Sports Centerin the Netherlands. 

December 18, 2014 |
The Floating Surf Park proposed for Melbournes Victoria Harbour. Rendering cour

Designboom has tallied up the top 10 sports facilities of 2014. With the Winter Olympics and the World Cup taking place during the past year, it's been 12 months of massive sports stadiums and grandiose architecture.

On the other hand, more communities are create public spaces for exercising (and socializing). As a result, this list includes both the big and small triumphs in sports architecture for the past year.

Here's a recap of the top 10 sports facilities (for the full report, including project descriptions and images, visit designboom):

1. Borisov Football Stadium by OFIS Architects
2. Bolshoy Ice Dome by SIC Mostovik
3. WMS Boathouse by Studio Gang
4. Arena Da Amazonia by AMP Architekten
5. Spordtgebouw Sports Center by NL Architects
6. BBVA Compass Stadium by Populous
7. House of Vans Skatepark, London, UK
8. Léo Lagrange Stadium by Archi5
9. Arena Do Morro by Herzog & de Meuron
10. Floating Surf Park proposed for Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour by Damian Rogers Architecture
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