African Design Magazine December 2015 - Page 88

Feature Sports architecture Olympic Stadium Berlin Together with the Olympic Park of the former “Reich Sports Field”, Berlin’s Olympic Stadium forms one of Europe’s most important sports facilities. Its repair and modernisation for the 2006 FIFA World Cup called for architectural respect and sensitivity. The design by gmp architects treats the Olympic Stadium as the central feature of the ensemble of monuments in Read more here Palau San Jordi The Palau Sant Jordi by Arata Isozaki and Mamoru Kawaguchi was the contribution of the Province of Catalonia to the 1992 Olympic Games. As the focal point of the Olympic Ring, it had to be of superlative architectural quality. The Palau Sant Jordi is distinguished by its clear, functional assignment of sports and ancillary rooms. The task of creating a high-standard sports Read more here Richmond Olympic Oval Richmond Olympic Oval was realised by Cannon Design as a response to the need for a signature venue for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. The building is located on 13 hectares of land along the banks of the Fraser River in close proximity to the urban centre of the City of Richmond. The Oval is a legacy facility, designed primarily as a post-Games sports facility Read more here 88