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Dezeen’s guide to the architecture of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

July 22, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Olympic architecture

As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games kicks off, we round up the most architecturally significant venues including buildings by Japanese architects Kengo Kuma, Kenzo Tange and Fumihiko Maki. The centrepiece of the coronavirus-delayed 2020 Olympic Games is the new 68,000 capacity Japan National Stadium designed by Kuma. The stadium is one of only a handful of venues built specifically for the Games,

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RCR Arquitectes uses red concrete to build Palmares Clubhouse in the Algarve

April 9, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Roof of Palmares Clubhouse by RCR Arquitectes

Overlapping planes of red concrete form the walls and roof of this golf clubhouse, designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning RCR Arquitectes for a resort on Portugal’s south coast. Palmares Clubhouse is the landmark building of Palmares Ocean Living & Golf, a new resort in the Algarve backed by developer Kronos Investment Group. Catalonian studio RCR

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Populous designs esports stadium for Toronto

February 26, 2021 India Block 0
Populous esports stadium for Toronto

Architecture studio Populous has unveiled visuals of a multi-purpose arena in Toronto, Canada, designed to be able to host music concerts, plays and esports competitions. Due to complete in 2025, the 7,000-seat stadium will be located in the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Grounds. The as-yet-unnamed Toronto venue will be specially designed to facilitate esports events, short for

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Abin Design Studio creates football clubhouse overlooking Indian lake

February 24, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Football Club House in Bansberia, India, by Abin Design Studio

Architecture studio Abin Design Studio has combined a clubhouse with a small stand for spectators alongside a football pitch in the city of Bansberia, India. Built for a youth football club in Bansberia in the Indian state of West Bengal, the clubhouse stands between the playing field and a large lake. Abin Design Studio designed the multi-purpose structure

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Atelier Aconcept creates “raw building” for French kickboxing club

February 10, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Atelier Aconcept creates "raw building" for French boxing club

Architecture studio Atelier Aconcept has created a concrete gym for a kickboxing club in the town of Savigny-le-Temple, France, with an aesthetic designed to reflect the activity taking place within. Built alongside the Château de la Grange-la-Prévôté park in Savigny-le-Temple, Atelier Aconcept designed the kickboxing and boxing club to have a simple and raw aesthetic. “Using a

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Atelier Aconcept creates “raw building” for French kickboxing club

February 10, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Atelier Aconcept creates "raw building" for French boxing club

Architecture studio Atelier Aconcept has created a concrete gym for a kickboxing club in the town of Savigny-le-Temple, France, with an aesthetic designed to reflect the activity taking place within. Built alongside the Château de la Grange-la-Prévôté park in Savigny-le-Temple, Atelier Aconcept designed the kickboxing and boxing club to have a simple and raw aesthetic. “Using a

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Populous incorporating decommissioned Airbus A340 fuselages into RC Strasbourg’s stadium

January 19, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg by Populous

Architecture studio Populous is set to reuse the fuselages from 30 Airbus A340 aircraft as sunshades for an expanded stand at football club RC Strasbourg’s stadium in France. Populous will revamp the entire Stade de la Meinau, which is home to French top-tier football team Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace, increasing its capacity from 26,282 to 32,000.

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Pattern Design completes “open air-cooled” stadium ahead of Qatar World Cup

December 23, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0

The Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, which will host games on an artificially cooled pitch during the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar, has officially opened exactly two years before the football tournament begins. Known as the gateway to the desert, the 40,000-seat stadium on the western edge of the Doha metropolitan area was

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Wood Marsh derives form of surf club “directly from its location” on Australian coastline

December 9, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club

Australian architecture studio Wood Marsh has designed the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club to emerge from the surrounding sand dunes on the southern coast of Australia, near Melbourne. Built on the footprint of a previous building, Wood Marsh designed the clubhouse to greatly expand the facilities for the surf life saving club in the town

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