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Stadium Buildings : Architecture

New Stadia Developments from around the world

post updated 12 February 2024

Stadium building designs

Stadium Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of completed Stadium Building and new arena building designs across the world. The focus is on contemporary stadium buildings.

We have 4 pages of Stadium Architecture selections:

Stadium Buildings : news + key projects (this page)

Stadium Architecture : A-K

Stadium Building Designs : H-M

Stadium Building Developments : N-Z

Stadium Building – Latest Designs

Architecture News, chronological:

25 Jul 2016
Miami Marine Stadium Building, South Florida, USA
Miami Marine Stadium Building
photo : Rick Bravo
Miami Marine Stadium Building
Situated on the edge of Biscayne Bay this building hosted events ranging from high-speed boat races, to concerts featuring the biggest names in music. But since 1992, when Hurricane Andrew greatly affected Miami, the stadium has been abandoned, save for the graffiti artists who have transformed it into their canvas.

French Euro 2016 Stadium Buildings
French Euro 2016 Stadium Buildings Guide

18 Oct 2013
Kazan Stadium Building, Tatarstan, Russia
Design: Populous Architects
Kazan Stadium Building
photograph © Populous
Kazan Stadium Building
This new stadium building is to become the home of the Russian Premier League football club Rubin Kazan.

2 May 2013
Turin Ice Hockey Stadium, Italy
Design: Andrea Maffei Architects
Turin Ice Hockey Stadium
image from architect
Turin Ice Hockey Stadium
The project was the winner of an international competition in which we had to re-design a big area near the center of Turin (Italy) including a new ice hockey stadium for the winter Olympic games in 2006.

27 Mar 2013
Kangneung Speed Skating Arena & Sports Complex, South Korea
Architect: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Kangneung Speed Skating Arena Building
picture from Samoo Architects & Engineers
Korean Speed Skating Arena
Located on a 440,000㎡ site that was once used for garbage disposal, the site is now covered with abundance of pine trees. The main concept of the masterplan was to utilize nature, arena, and the plaza as ‘three layers’ to produce a layout that would communicate and harmonize with the surrounding environment.

14 Feb 2013
FFR Grand Stade, Essone, south west of Paris, France
Design: Populous + Ateliers 2/3/4/
FFR Grand Stade
photo from architects
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.

14 Feb 2013
Cluj Arena, Romania
Dico Si Tignans Birou De Proiectaire Srl
Cluj Arena Building
photo : Cosmin Dragomir
Cluj Arena Building
The concept is based on contextual integration into the public spaces of the park and green sports axis along the river Somes. The main design driver is the transparency as dissolved boundaries and visual connexions outside in and inside out.

19 Sep 2012
The Rock Stadium, Al Ain, UAE
Design: MZ Architects
Al Ain Stadium Building
image from LA
The Rock Stadium Building
A sunken stadium building built into the side of a mountain is one of two UAE projects to make the shortlist for the 2012 World Architecture Festival Awards in Singapore. This 40,000-seat stadium building is sunk into the ground. It is in the Future Projects category for the event at the beginning of October.

18 Jun 2012
Arena Lviv, Ukraine
Design: Atelier Wimmer ZT-GmbH ; Arnika Architekten (EM-Stadio Lviv)
Euro 2012 Stadium Ukraine
image © Albert Wimmer ZT GmbH
Arena Lviv
The Stadium „Arena Lviv“ was designed by the Austrian architect DI Dipl. TP Albert Wimmer for the European Football Championship 2012 in Poland and the Ukraine. In the preparation of the construction the Bureau Wimmer also designed the master plan for the area.

4 Jun 2012
Olympic Stadium Kiev, Ukraine
Design: gmp – von Gerkan, Marg & Partners
Kiev Stadium Building
photograph : Marcus Bredt
Olympic Stadium Kiev Ukraine
The new design for the reconstruction of the building respects the historic fabric with its important filigree prestressed concrete upper tier built in 1968, the frame of the new roof structure being detached and placed clear of the existing bowl. This most distinctive feature is therefore being encased in a new filigree glass façade and will be duly illuminated with appropriate lighting.

4 Jun 2012
National Stadium Warsaw, Poland
EURO 2012 Venue
Stadium Building Warsaw
photograph : Marcus Bredt
National Stadium Warsaw
This stadium building will host the first EURO 2012 match. The building will form the heart of a new sports park. The construction of the building is divided systematically into two. The stand consists of prefabricated concrete parts.

Stadium Building – Recent Design

11 Jun 2012
Kuip Rotterdam Stadium, The Netherlands
(designed by) Erick van Egeraat
Kuip Stadium
image from architect
Kuip Rotterdam Stadium
As one of the main characters in the Dutch Television-program ‘Stadium’ Architect Erick van Egeraat has presented his vision on a new Stadium venue and its value for the city of Rotterdam. As one of the few internationally active Dutch Architects Erick van Egeraat combines both the experience and skill to design venues as urban planning.

7 Jun 2012
Copenhagen Arena, Denmark
Architects: 3XN
Copenhagen Arena
image © 3XN
Copenhagen Arena
A team of 3XN, HKS Architects, Arup, ME Engineers and Planit has won the design competition for the new Copenhagen Arena, which will be situated in the Ørestad-area a short metro ride from the city center of Denmark’s capital. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

Stadium Architecture

World Cup Stadiums – South Africa 2010

Key Sports Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Astana Arena Building, Kazakhstan
Tabanlioglu Architects
Astana Arena
photo : Cemal Emden
Astana Arena

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

Beijing Olympics – The Water Cube, China
PTW with Arup
Water Cube
picture © Arup_Ben McMillan
Water Cube Beijing

Bernabéu Stadion Madrid, Spain
Estudio Lamela Arquitectos
Bernabéu Stadion Madrid
photo : Angel Baltanás y Angel Martinez © EL
Bernabeu Stadium

Bird’s Nest Stadium Building, China
Arup, Herzog & De Meuron, CAD+RG
Birds Nest
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan
Birds Nest Beijing : iconic architecture

Brit Oval Cricket Ground Stand, London
Miller Partnership
New Cricket Stand London
photo from Miller Partnership
Brit Oval Cricket Ground

Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Barcelona Football Stadium
photo © Adrian Welch
Barcelona Football Stadium

Emirates Stadium building, London, UK
HOK Sport Architecture
Arsenal Football Stadium
photograph © Adrian Welch
Arsenal Football Stadium

Kensington Oval cricket ground, Barbados
Architects: Arup Associates
Kensington Oval Stadium
building photograph © Christian Richters
3W’s Pavilion : West Indies cricket ground

Liverpool Arena, England, UK
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Liverpool Arena
image : Ian Lawson
Liverpool Arena

Kiev Football Stadium, Ukraine
gmp architects
Kiev Stadium Building
photograph : Oleg Stelmach
Football Stadium Ukraine

London Olympics Aquatics Centre, England, UK
Zaha Hadid Architects
London Aquatics Centre
arena picture from ODA
London Aquatics Centre

London Olympic Stadium, England, UK
HOK Sport – Peter Cook architect
London Olympic Stadium
arena picture from ODA
London Olympic Stadium Building

Manchester United Football Club, England, UK
Miller Partnership
Man Utd Stadium
Stadium building image from architect
Man Utd FC Stadium

O2 arena, London, England, UK
HOK Sport
O2 arena
arena picture from architects
O2 arena design

Olympiastadion, east Berlin, Germany
Werner March architect
Berlin Stadium building
building photo © Isabelle Lomholt
Berlin Stadium building

Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Italy
Pier Luigi Nervi
Rome Sport stadium
picture © Adrian Welch
Palazzetto dello Sport

Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil
Design: various architects including BCMF Arquitetos
Copacabana Stadium
image : Rio 2016/BCMF Arquitetos
Rio Olympic Games Buildings

SECC Arena, Glasgow, Scotland
Foster + Partners
SECC Arena Glasgow
design image from Foster + Partners
SECC Arena Building – The Hydro

Soccer City Stadium, South Africa
BUE+ Partners with Populous
Soccer City South Africa
image : Boogertman Urban Edge & Ptrs / Populous
Soccer City Stadium

Stadio Olympico, Rome, Italy
Annibale Vitellozzi architect
Lazio Stadium
photo © Adrian Welch
Stadio Olympico Roma

Warsaw National Stadium, Poland
UEFA EURO 2012 Venue
Poland National Stadium Warsaw
photo : FCC/Alpine
Poland National Stadium

Wembley Stadium, London, England
Foster & Partners / HOK Sport
Wembley Stadium
building image © webbaviation
Wembley Stadium Building

Wimbledon Centre Court, London, UK
Centre Court Retractable Roof
image : AELTC
Wimbledon Centre Court

More Sports Architecture projects online soon

Euro 2008 Football Stadiums : architecture information

Gentofte Swimming Pool

American Athletic Centre

Lords Masterplan Design

Other Stadium Buildings

Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh

Hearts FC New Stadium

Manchester United Stadium
Manchester United Stadium building image from Miller Partnership

Camp Nou Stadium : Buillding Redevelopment Information

Arsenal FC Stadium architects : HOK Sport

Buildings / photos for the Sports Arenas Architecture design page welcome.