Following their Eurovision Song Contest win last summer, Azerbaijan rushed to commission German firm GMP Architekten to design a new stadium that will be complete in time to host this year’s competition. More
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.
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
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Faceted glass triangles create glowing crowns around a trio of stadiums for the World University Games currently taking place in Shenzhen. More
Soccer City in Johannesburg, reconstructed by architects Boogertman Urban Edge + Partners and global sports architecture firm Populous, will host the final of the FIFA World Cup, which starts next month. More