Architecture for Sport

  • ID: 2211419
  • Book
  • 280 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Architecture for Sport showcases top achievements in international sports architecture of the last ten years, introducing 25 magnificent projects by leading architects throughout the world.

These projects represent a new and exciting fusion of architecture with the spirit of engineering, corporate architecture, futuristic design and sport. Each one is described from conception to completion, with detailed texts complemented by high–quality photographs and accurate drawings.

The project presentations are supported by specialist contributions by international authors exploring issues such as the relationship between form and temporary/long–term use, and that between building and landscape/town, to name a few.

Architecture for Sport offers a valuable resource to architects, planners, engineers, organisers of sports events and sports clubs, municipal decision–makers, managers in the building and construction industry, investors and events managers. It challenges readers to define their own position within the multifaceted world of sports construction.
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Frei Otto


Peter Stürzebecher, Sigrid Ulrich, Hamburg/Berlin/Vatilieu (Grenoble)

Architecture of Sport New ways of integration –

Economy and modern living

Thomas Beyer, Hamburg

Mad and Made for Sports Sport in everyday life

Benjamin Hossbach, Berlin

Sports Worlds

Work and Sport –

Inside opinions from Nike, Reebok, adidas

Heinz W. Krewinkel, Böblingen

Glass Exteriors Transparent facings and constructions

Niccolò Baldassini, Florence/Paris

Aerodynamic Expanses Architecture without perspectives or angles

Peter Stürzebecher, Sigrid Ulrich

New International Architecture of Sport 25 Constructions


International Athletic Centre Sydney, 2000 –

Philip Cox, Richardson, Taylor, Peddle, Thorp


Retractable Roof over the Centre Court at Rothenbaum in Hamburg –

Werner Sobek

Stade Charléty in Paris –

Henri and Bruno Gaudin

Stade de la Licorne in Amiens –

Philippe Chaix and Jean–Paul Morel

Stade de Gerland in Lyons –

Tony Garnier/Albert Constantin

San Nicola Sports Stadium in Bari –

Renzo Piano Building Workshop


Rankhof Football Stadium in Basle –

Michael Alder

Sepang International Circuit in Sepang –

Hermann Tilke, Peter Wahl, Ulrich Merres


Sports Hall in Losone –

Livio Vacchini

Buchholz Sports Hall in Uster –

Stefan Camenzind and Michael Gräfensteiner

A Hall for Sport and Culture in Meiningen –

Peter Kulka

Horst–Korber Sports Centre in Berlin –


Sports Hall in the Sixth Form College in Berlin –

Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten

Sports Facilities in a School for the Physically Disabled in Ingolstadt –

Vogel and Brunninger

National Training Centre for Rhythmic Gymnastics in Alicante –

Enric Miralles

′Dojo régional′ Judo Hall in Brétigny–sur–Orge near Paris –

Patrick Berger

Sports Hall and Playing Field in the Candie–Saint–Bernard Block of Flats in Paris –

Massimiliano Fuksas

Gymnase du Lycée Gustave Eiffel in Talange –

Alain Pélissier

Baseball Hall: O–Shaped Dome in Odate –

Toyo Ito


Columbia Swimming Pool in Berlin –

Peter Stürzebecher

San Fernando de Henares Swimming Centre in Madrid –

Luis Moreno Mansilla and Emilio Tunón

Swimming Pool in a Shopping Centre in Tokyo –

Tadao Ando

Adventure Pool in a Hotel in Oulu –

Paavo Karjaleinen and Arktes Oy


River and Rowing Museum in Henley–on–Thames –

David Chipperfield


Netherlands Sport Museum in Lelystad –

Victor Mani


Martin Wimmer, Berlin

Subterranean Movements In Earth Architecture

Ulrich Stock, Hamburg

Body and Rock A thermal spring of natural stone in the Swiss village of Vals Peter Zumthor

Peter Stürzebecher

Art Room –

Sports Room

Work in Progress by Tadashi Kawamata and Bathing Resort in Zug by Alfred Krähenbühl

Peter Stürzebecher

Architecture Room –

Sports Room

Bath House for Saint Nazaire by Sven Liebrecht

Peter Stürzebecher, Sigrid Ulrich

Asphalt Sport A private appearance in the urban space

Stéphane Courarie–Delage, Paris

The City as a Stadium –

Paris, Press report

Ulrich Pramann, Wörthsee (Munich)

A Magical Place Called ′Stadium′


Index of Projects

Short Biographies

Architects and Structural Designers/Engineers

Index of Photographers for the Specialist Contributions
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PETER STÜRZEBECHER teaches Architecture at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and at the Ecole d′Architecture de Nantes. He has devoted himself in recent years to research, development and practice, and especially to the conception and realisation of public, sports and leisure buildings. This book presents the conclusions of his intensive architectural analysis.

SIGRID ULRICH is a qualified economist. Since her graduation, she has been working at the Deutsche Journalistenschule (German School of Journalism) as a writer and economic journalist for printed media and radio in Hamburg, Berlin and Vatilieu (France).
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