Sports / Entertainment
Sports and Entertainment venues demand that there is optimum visibility and the egress to and from events is safe and reliable.
Located on the east coast and abutting the Indian Ocean, the city of Durban is South Africa's second largest metropolis with something over 3.1 million inhabitants. As one of the venues of the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Durban is also the home of a fascinating and grandiose arena - the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Named after Moses Mabhida, a politician widely revered by the people of South Africa, this marvel of construction represents both a technical and a visual milestone in stadium architecture.
A stadium provides both architecture and an aura which accumulates over the years. With a history spanning over 100 years, Old Trafford Stadium has it like no other.
The Emirates Arena (formerly the Commonwealth Arena) with the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Scotland, was designed as a multifunctional venue by 3DReid. The sports facilities were specifically built for the Commonwealth Games scheduled for 2014. They will host both badminton and the indoor cycling events. The arena can, however, also be used for a wide range of disciplines, with a 200 meter sprint track and a basketball court also part of the complex. The velodrome, the only one of its kind in Scotland, has capacity for 3,000 spectators and also offers flexible expandability for the Commonwealth Games.
With over 9 million spectators and a global audience of billions, the London 2012 Olympics was hailed as the most successful ever. As part of this British success story, DORMA, the trusted global partner for premium access solutions and services, supplied 2,500 door closers, 150 items of panic hardware, multiple sets of automatic doors and a variety of glass fittings.
The multi-purpose National Stadium was built in the years of 2008-2011 with a view to hosting the final of the UEFA Euro 2012 European Championship. It is the largest sports object in Poland allowing for the organisation of sports events, musical concerts and cultural events. It also provides office, commercial, hotel and gastronomy services. The stadium has the largest conference centre in Warsaw with a capacity of 1600 people.
Since 2003, a spaceship arena has been the second-largest building in Budapest “Use days” is the magic word for today’s successful stadium concepts. The French Bouygues Group demonstrates what that means in practice with the Budapest Sport Arena, completed in 2003.
As part of a programme of reducing maintenance costs whilst improving security across its stadium and ancillary club buildings, Blackburn Rovers FC has launched a new “open and closed doors” policy. As part of the policy, the football club has installed DORVISION, an innovative GPRS based door controls system developed by DORMA, global leader in the development of door technology products and systems. Enabling the remote opening and closing of multiple doors from one central location, the system has enabled the Football Club to significantly achieve its goals of reduced costs and increased security.
Pantanal Stadium is located in the city of Cuiaba in the interior heart of Brazil and – more specifically – within the Pantanal, a wetland area and nature paradise interspersed with rivers and small lakes. The stadium has been built completely anew on the site of an earlier and now demolished stadium and will serve as a multipurpose arena after the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Brazilian National Stadium built in 1974 in Brasilia (originally named after Mané Garrincha, a famous Brazilian footballer) was almost completely dismantled and rebuilt for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The arena is the largest building in the capital and the second largest stadium in the country.
The Singapore Sports Hub designed by ARUPSPORT is more than merely multifunctional. Measuring 35 hectares, the huge complex of sporting arenas will accommodate 150 different sporting disciplines. Within it there are also several multifunctional sports halls, a swimming pool, skating park and a go-kart track, a water park for the dragon boat races so popular in Asia, and not least a 41,000 square meter shopping mall. At the heart of this gigantic sporting landscape is the new National Stadium in which football and cricket, athletics competitions, concerts and, above all, the huge parades that celebrate Singapore’s National Day, can all take place.
Skyscrapers, airports, iceboxes - the Americans are famed for making everything that little bit bigger, and sports stadia are no exception. One of the most beautiful examples of this kind of gigantism is the Cowboys Stadium, the new home of the Dallas Cowboys American football team. The new arena with capacity for 80,000 spectators is topped by the world's largest moving dome roof, under which there would be room even for the Statue of Liberty.