Articles on Sport

Gymnasium du Bon Lait by Dietrich Untertrifaller. Photos Julian Lanoo
 

A wooden monolith by Dietrich Untertrifaller crowns the district of Bon Lait

LYON – Dietrich Untertrifaller completes a public gymnasium flooded in natural light through a series of truncated wooden pyramid skylights.

Garden Studio Gym by Eastwest Architecture. Photos Naaro
 

Eastwest Architecture's garden shed provides plenty of height for skipping and jumping

LONDON – The English capital can be an exciting and bustling hub of activity but, just outside the central cocoon in Greater London, opportunities can be slightly more lacking.

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Football Capsule by Bord Studio. Photos Gyorgy Palko
 

Bord Studio bottles a big atmosphere into a small stadium

BUDAPEST – The building's namesake previously played for his home town and his country but the architect has another name for the 5000-seat stadium: The Football Capsule.

Roberts Pavilion by JFAK. Photos Benny Chan (Fotoworks)
 

JFAK sheds light on the importance of transparency

CLAREMONT – JFAK partner John Friedman explains how the firm's new sports centre at Claremont McKenna College introduces light without compromising the building's function.

Sportpark Willem-Alexander by MoederscheimMoonen Architects. Photos Ronald Tilleman/Dedots
 

MoederscheimMoonen Architects builds a sports park that literally connects separated neighbours

SCHIEDAM – A complex of football pitches, handball courts and indoor sports accommodation straddles the A4 motorway between Delft and Schiedam in the west of the Netherlands.

Les Closiaux Gymnasium by Dominique Coulon et Associés. Photos Eugeni Pons
 

Dominique Coulon & Associés presents a levitating ceiling and a floating concrete slab

CLAMART – With a self-confessed signature style of oblique, bold volumes that distort depending on the viewing angle, Les Closiaux gymnasium is the epitome of the studio’s work.

An interior playground opens to the landscape through a glass façade. Photo Adam Mørk
 

ADEPT and MVRDV explore the physical dimension of culture and movement

FREDERIKSBERG – Ku.Be is the result of a typology mix between a playground, a theatre and a gym presented as a community building in Denmark. 

The framework consists of wooden boards layered orthogonally to form a structural mesh.
 

Saucier + Perrotte and HCMA sculpt a stadium for Montreal park

MONTREAL – Two Canadian firms collaborate on a football stadium for a quarry-cum-nature-reserve in Montreal.

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The stadium by Herzog & de Meuron will be one of the stages in the 2016 European Football Championship.
 

Herzog & de Meuron's stadium embraces grace

BORDEAUX – Herzog & de Meuron completes the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux combining smooth curves and straight lines, creating an uplifting stadium.

Stade Vélodrome’s new roof canopy has become one of the Marseille’s most recognizable objects.
 

Stade Vélodrome by SCAU

MARSEILLE – In anticipation of the 2016 European Championship, Marseille's Stade Vélodrome has been transformed by Paris-based architects SCAU, and local architect Didier Rogeon.

StreetDome grows from the surrounding skate park, sheltering facilities for skateboarding, climbing, and basketball.
 

StreetDome by CEBRA and Glifberg+Lykke

HADERSLEV – According to the architects, 'StreetDome's overall ambition is to set new standards for unorganised sports in urban areas.'

The new school building stands out not only for its white and orange exterior, but also for its novel approach.
 

Tiantai No. 2 Primary School by LYCS Architecture

TIANTAI – The architects negotiate a cramped site in Tiantai by projecting a 200 metre running track onto the roof a primary school.