Dec 29, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Dec 29, 2022
Best of 2022: STIR curates the most innovative developments in sports architecture featured over the past year, from landmark stadiums to innovative multi-use venues.
Dec 27, 2022
by Jincy Iype Dec 27, 2022
Best of 2022: From Oscar-nominated production designers to trend forecasters, STIR recalls compelling conversations centred on the disciplines of architecture and design.
Dec 17, 2022
by Jincy Iype Dec 17, 2022
Best of 2022: STIR's selection of sculptural concrete architecture built this year, that created contemporary forms of fancy, at once poetic, fluid, theatrical, and powerful.
Dec 15, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Dec 15, 2022
Rounding off the series is the renovation and upgrade of Qatar’s premier footballing venue, conducted by the very architects responsible for its initial design back in 1976.
Dec 08, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Dec 08, 2022
As a fully demountable stadium built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the venue is composed of 974 shipping containers mounted on a steel frame, in a remarkable feat of modular design.
Dec 01, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Dec 01, 2022
Angus Campbell and Doretta Bevilacqua Gilkes delve into the structure and golden diagrid envelope of the 80,000-seater stadium, which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup final.
Nov 24, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Nov 24, 2022
Architect Ibrahim Jaidah elaborates on his firm’s gahfiya-inspired design for the 40,000-seater stadium, which evokes the image of a head covering worn in Qatar and nearby states.
Nov 17, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Nov 17, 2022
Set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup ceremony on November 20, and the event’s opening match, the 60,000-capacity stadium has a tent-like design inspired by nomadic dwellings.
Nov 14, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Nov 14, 2022
Blanketing a part of the San Siro neighbourhood in lush greens, the proposed new ground for Italy’s two biggest football clubs brings the firm’s distinct style to stadium design.
Nov 10, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Nov 10, 2022
Completed in collaboration with BDP Pattern for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the stadium has a capacity of over 40,000, with a tessellated façade of diamond-patterned panels.
Nov 03, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Nov 03, 2022
Inspired by the hull of a local sailing vessel known as the dhow, this 40,000-seater venue channels abstraction and multivalent references to resonate with the spirit of its context.
Oct 31, 2022
by STIRworld Oct 31, 2022
Inspired by terraced tea farms around the city of Hangzhou, China, the complex’s design includes a stadium, aquatics centre, and indoor arena, alongside parks and public spaces.
Oct 27, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Oct 27, 2022
To kick off the series, Lindsay Johnston, Director at BDP Pattern, dives into this ornate naquish-patterned 45,00 capacity venue serving as “a gateway to the desert.”
Oct 20, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Oct 20, 2022
Covering the eight FIFA World Cup 2022 venues in Qatar, STIR presents a series of in-depth case studies and interviews, delving into what makes a truly memorable FIFA-grade stadium.
Oct 18, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Oct 18, 2022
Chiang Mai Life Architects have employed a knowledge and technology-driven approach to craft an eco-friendly campus influenced by Buddhist principles and vernacular architecture.
Oct 14, 2022
by Jincy Iype Oct 14, 2022
Ma Yansong conceived the first completed building of the Quzhou Sports Park in China as a “piece of land art”; upon completion the complex will be the world’s largest earth-sheltered one.
Sep 10, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Sep 10, 2022
Completed by gmp Architekten in Games in Chengdu, China, the sports complex comprises three aluminium clad blocks separated by open spaces and playing fields, having been envisioned as a landmark in its urban context.
May 30, 2022
by Jerry Elengical May 30, 2022
Situated in the university’s Honjo campus, Waseda University Honjo Senior High School Gymnasium is an inward-looking structure that exhibits a reverence for natural light.
Feb 15, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Feb 15, 2022
The multifunctional sports and cultural centre borders a public square in Le Havre, France, with a design that pays tribute to nearby warehouses that have shaped the urban context.
Jan 05, 2022
by Jerry Elengical Jan 05, 2022
Envisioned as a new development dedicated to sport and leisure on the site of the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, the proposal will create a new home for AC Milan and FC Internazionale.
Dec 18, 2020
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 18, 2020
Playfully titled the ‘Playscraper’, the building is an innovative coming together of digital media display, sports entertainment, and prefab construction technology.
Nov 03, 2020
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Nov 03, 2020
The Beijing-based architects of Atelier Alter speak with Vladimir Belogolovsky about their different backgrounds, dealing with tabula rasa, and the need to test their own ideas.