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Post updated June 27, 2023

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27 June 2023
LDLC Arena Lyon stadium building
Architect: Populous ; Design: Jump Studios
LDLC Arena Lyon stadium building
image courtesy of architects practice
LDLC Arena Lyon Building
The Arena, which is expected to be finished by the end of 2023, has been designed by the global architecture design firm Populous, which also designed Lyon’s 59,186-capacity Groupama Stadium and Training Centre, completed in 2016. The 16,000-capacity arena will be the largest in France outside Paris, and one the most technologically and environmentally advanced in Europe.

June 6, 2023
Buffalo Bills Stadium, Orchard Park, Buffalo, New York, USA
Buffalo Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, New York
image courtesy of architecture practice
Buffalo Bills Stadium Orchard Park

11 Jan 2023
Arena Du CO’Met, Orléans, north-central France
Arena Du CO'Met Orléans France
photo © Didier Depoorter
Arena Du CO’Met, Orléans

Aug 17, 2022
Loddie Naymola Basketball Performance Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, USA
Design: Populous
Loddie Naymola Basketball Performance Center, Texas
photo : Morgan English
Loddie Naymola Basketball Performance Center Building
Global design firm Populous celebrated the completion of the first season of use at the Loddie Naymola Basketball Performance Center (LNBPC) at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. The architecture firm carried out the design of the building’s interior and exterior, as well as the development of branding and graphics for the 54,000-sqft, two-story project, which opened in October 2021.

7 Apr 2022
Climate-neutral Event Arena, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Climate-neutral Event Arena Munich
render © Populous
Climate-neutral Event Arena Munich
Populous’ winning design for the Climate-neutral Event Arena was selected after a multi-stage architecture competition for which the jury was chaired by Professor Markus Allmann. It draws upon Bavarian heritage and character to create an eye-catching concept for the new arena, with the support structure skilfully paying homage to the lozenge shape used in the Bavarian state flag.

26 October 2021
New Southend United F.C Stadium, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK
Design: Masterplan, Stadium, Domes, Academy, Training Centre: Populous ; Residential: CZWG + LDA design
Southend United F.C Stadium design Essex
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New Southend United F.C Stadium
Southend United F.C.’s plans for a new 21,000-capacity stadium designed by Populous have been approved by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. The planning approval unlocks the club’s long-held ambition to relocate to a new purpose-built stadium at Fossetts Farm in Southend-on-Sea, which will provide the improved capacity and calibre of player and spectator facilities.

Oct 17, 2021
Carolina Panthers Training Facility, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Carolina Panthers Training Facility
image courtesy of architectural practice
Carolina Panthers Training Facility South Carolina
The Carolina Panthers Headquarters and Training Facilities in Rock Hill (South Carolina, United States) has been awarded the Honorable Mention of “The Plan Award 2021”, a renowned international architecture award, for the Office & Business category. Chosen by an international jury of 10 members, the project was selected from a short list of 35 applications from all over the world.

27 Sep 2018
Populous opens new office the Middle East, Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE
Populous Opens New Office in Dubai
image Courtesy architecture office
Populous Dubai Office
Populous, the global architecture and design practice, renowned for iconic projects such as Wembley Stadium, Emirates Stadium, Royal Ascot racecourse, The International Convention Centre in Sydney and Silverstone’s Formula 1 Circuit, announces the official opening of a new office in Dubai to bring its design expertise to its Middle Eastern clients.

24 Jun 2016
FFR Grand Stade Building News, Essone, Île-de-France, south west Paris, France
Design: Populous + Ateliers 2/3/4/
FFR Grand Stade Building design by Populous Architects
image © Populous/Ateliers 2/3/4
FFR Grand Stade Building
The Federation Française de Rugby’s new stadium project reached another exciting milestone today, with the signing of the contract between the FFR and the developer and main contractor, Ibelys. The contract was signed at a ceremony in Paris by the President of the FFR, Pierre Camou, and BESIX Europe General Manager, Jean Polet.

10 Jun 2016 ; 25 Jan 2016
Olympique Lyonnais Stadium, Lyon, southern France – UEFA Euro 2016 venue
Olympique Lyonnais Stadium building design by Populous
picture from architect
Olympique Lyonnais Stadium UEFA Euro 2016 venue
The new home of Olympique Lyonnais opened on the 9th January 2016. The Grand Stade de Lyon will become a fantastic new home ground for one of France’s most iconic football teams and provide a key venue for the UEFA Euro 2016 Finals, including the first semi-final on the 6th July.

7 Apr 2016
Bristol Arena Entertainment & Sports Venue, south west England, UK
Bristol Arena Entertainment & Sports Venue
Populous, in collaboration with Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects and BuroHappold Engineering
Approval for 12,000-capacity Bristol Arena building and outline plans for the rest of Arena Island.

18 Nov 2013
Fisht Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium, Russia
Building design featured on commemorative Russian banknote
Fisht : Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium
picture from architecture firm
Fisht Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium
Fisht, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium, has been featured on a commemorative 100 rouble banknote commissioned by the Central Bank of Russia to celebrate the forthcoming Winter Olympics.

18 Oct 2013
Kazan Stadium Building, Tatarstan, Russia
Kazan Stadium Building design by Populous Architects
image © Populous
Kazan Stadium Building
The new stadium, which has already hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of 2013 Summer Universiade – the second largest sporting participation event in the world – is to become the home of the Russian Premier League football club Rubin Kazan.

7 Mar 2013
Astana Arena, Kazakhstan
Design with Tabanlioglu Architects
Astana Arena Building design by Populous Architects
image from architect
Astana Arena Building – new image and text
Kazakhstan has a new national stadium, the Astana Arena. The multi-functional stadium with retractable roof was designed in association with Tabanlioglu Architects.

8 Mar 2013
Marlins Park, Miami Ballpark, Florida, USA
Marlins Park Miami
picture from architecture firm
Marlins Park Miami
This building replaced the legacy of the memorable Orange Bowl in Little Havana, adjacent to downtown Miami. Situated on the same footprint, the ballpark is intended to be the anchor for infill and redevelopment on the site. This 37,000-seat MLB facility includes a retractable roof to shield spectators from the sun and rain, inherently changing the perception of summertime baseball in Florida for generations to come.

27 Feb 2013
Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide
Architect releases new edition of long-established design guide Stadia
Stadia Design Guide
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Design Guide for Stadia
The London 2012 Olympic Stadium is one of several landmark international sports venues to feature in a fully-updated and redesigned fifth edition of Stadia, the essential and long-established guide to stadia design.

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14 Feb 2013
FFR Grand Stade, Essone, south west of Paris, France
Design with Ateliers 2/3/4/
FFR Grand Stade design by Populous Architects
photo from architects practice
FFR Grand Stade
After several months of discussions with three competing groups, the FFR has made its choice of designers and has issued the first computer-rendered images for the new French Rugby Stadium building.

18 Dec 2012
HASSELL + Populous win Sydney’s new Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct design project, Australia
Sydney new Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct design project Sydney Building
image : HASSELL + Populous
Sydney new Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct
Joint venture partners HASSELL + Populous have won the architectural contract for the design of Sydney’s new integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct at Darling Harbour, due for completion in 2016. HASSELL will also design the extensive public parklands and open space within the 20 hectare precinct. HASSELL + Populous are design consultants to Destination Sydney consortium.

10 Dec 2012
Rostov Stadium, Rostov-on-don, Russia
Rostov Stadium Russia design by Populous Architects
image from architect
Rostov Stadium
Populous, architects of the London 2012 Olympic stadium, Sochi 2014 Olympic stadium and Soccer City 2010 World Cup stadium, have been selected as designers of the new Rostov Stadium. This will be the fourth stadium that Populous has designed in Russia to be used for the 2018 World Cup, together with Kazan, Saransk, Sochi.

3 Mar 2012
Christchurch Stadium, South Island of New Zealand
Christchurch Stadium Building
picture : Populous
Christchurch Stadium
While Christchurch continues the painstaking process of rebuilding after last year’s destructive earthquake, optimistic signs of renewal are emerging across the infrastructure landscape of the southern New Zealand city.

18 Jan 2012
Melbourne Park Western Precinct, Victoria, Australia
NH Architecture with Populous
Melbourne Park Building design by Populous Architects
photo from Victoria Government
Melbourne Park Western Precinct
Melbourne will be the world’s first Grand Slam tennis venue to have three feature courts with operable roofs. Minister for Major Projects Denis Napthine and Minister for Sport Hugh Delahunty today unveiled the new design for Melbourne Park’s Western Precinct, which includes a redeveloped Margaret Court Arena with an operable roof and increased capacity by 1,500 to 7,500.

16 Dec 2011
Velociudad Speedcity, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Velociudad Speedcity design by Populous Architects
picture from architects
Velociudad Speedcity
$100 million-project first construction phase, which includes a 3.1 Km track, pit-lane, 4×4 off-road track and team garages, planned to be completed in 14 months. The autodrome location has a unique topography that involves the movement of 1 million cubic metres of soil, equal to a line of lorries put together from Buenos Aires to Cordoba.

12 Sep 2011
World’s Largest Indoor Arena, Manila, the Philippines
Arena in Manila design by Populous Architects
image © architects office
Arena in Manila
Populous Designs World’s Largest Arena in Manila in the Philippines
Construction has commenced on the world’s largest indoor arena in Manila, in the Philippines, designed by the international architecture firm, Populous. In a ground breaking ceremony held last week, the arena design was described as a ‘phenomenal structure’.

8 Sep 2011
New Zealand 2011 Rugby World Cup Venue, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand
Design: with Jasmax
Forsyth Barr Stadium
photo : Marina Mathews, Populous
Forsyth Barr Stadium
This 2011 Rugby World Cup Venue in southern New Zealand, is the world’s first permanently enclosed, natural turf stadium and hosted four fixtures during the Rugby World Cup. Designed by international architecture and design practice Populous, and in association with the local firm Jasmax, the new stadium replaces the legendary Carisbrook House of Pain.

17 May 2011
Silverstone Wing, Southern England, UK
Silverstone Pit design by Populous Architects
photo © architects office
Silverstone Pit Building

10 May 2011
Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Ravenscraig Sports Facility design by Populous Architects
picture © Andrew Lee
Scottish sports building

2 Mar 2011
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Masterplan, China
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games
image © architects office
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

Key Populous Architects Projects

Featured Buildings by Populous Architects, alphabetical:

Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Aviva Stadium Dublin
photo : Chris Gascoigne
Aviva Stadium

Datong Sports Park, China
Date built: 2010-
Datong Sports Park Stadium design by Populous Architects
image from architect
Datong Sports Stadium

Emirates Stadium, Holloway, north London, UK
Date built: 2008
Emirates Stadium
picture © Hufton and Crow
Emirates Stadium : London Football Stadium

London Olympic Stadium, UK
Design: Populous with Peter Cook
Date built: 2007-
London Olympic Stadium
image from ODA
London Olympic Stadium

O2 arena, east London, England
Date built: 2007
O2 Arena London
picture from architects office
O2 Arena London building

Orlando Venues, Florida, USA
Date built: 2008-
Orlando Venues design by Populous Architects
picture from architects office
Orlando Building

Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date built: 2009
Design: Boogertman Urban Edge and Partners in partnership with Populous
Soccer City Stadium
Soccer City Stadium pictures from BUE & Partners
Soccer City Stadium
Soccer City hosted the 2010 FIFA world cup final

Wimbledon Retractable Roof – Centre Court, London, England
Date built: 2009
Wimbledon Centre Court Roof
image : AELTC
Wimbledon Retractable Roof

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Architects Practice Information

The Senior Principal of Populous is Rod Sheard.

In Apr 2009 global design practice, HOK Sport Venue Event announced its new name – Populous. The rebranding follows its successful management buyout in December 2008 from HOK Group. The new brand means ‘full of people’.

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