Tag: stadiums

Populous scraps plans for air conditioned
stadium at 2022 Qatar World Cup

Dezeen Wire:
 sports architecture firm Populous claims that original plans to air condition a stadium they are designing for the 2022 Football World Cup are too expensive and "notoriously unsustainable" when used in desert environments - The Independent

Populous director John Barrow says they are now considering other options for creating a comfortable climate inside the Sports City stadium and is encouraging the Qatari government to alter its building schedule to give new technologies time to develop.

You can see our previous story on the 2012 London Olympic stadium, also by Populous, and all our stadium stories here.

Future of London's Olympic stadium uncertain
as legacy deal collapses

Dezeen Wire:
plans by football club West Ham United to move into London's Olympic Stadium after next year's Games have collapsed amid concerns over ongoing legal disputes. The stadium will now remain in public ownership, with prospective tenants paying an annual rent to the Olympic Park Legacy Company - BBC News

See all of our stories about the London Olympics here.