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Wanangkura Stadium – South Hedland, Australia

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Building Name: Wanangkura Stadium
Location: South Hedland, Australia
Architect: ARM Architecture
Structural Engineering: Aurecon
Construction: Doric Group
Completed in 2012

AE Interest: Built to withstand both cyclones and periods of extreme temperatures in the summer, uses a pixelated technique on the facade

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Written by Vicki Elving

September 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

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Kaliningrad FIFA World Cup Stadium – Kaliningrad, Russia

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Building Name: Kaliningrad Stadium
Location: Kaliningrad, Russia
Architect: Wilmotte & Associés
Structural: Vollinger & Grohmann

AE Interest: Roof can be lowered to reduce the size after the world cup from 45,000 seating to 25,000 seating, ability to remove entire upper lever seating

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Written by Vicki Elving

September 9, 2014 at 4:24 pm

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Japan National Stadium – Tokyo, Japan

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Building Name: Japan National Stadium for 2020 Olympics
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Zaha Hadid

AE Interest: lightweight membrane of building, strong roof structure with retractable roof, won competition in 2012 for design, represent future of Japan

Design concept video

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Written by Vicki Elving

September 9, 2014 at 4:01 pm

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Campbell Sports Center – Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Building Name: Campbell Sports Center for Columbia University
Location: Manhattan, New York
Architect: Steven Holl
Structural Engineering: Robert Silman Associates
Construction: Structuretone and Pavarini McGovern
Completed: 2012

AE Interest: mimics the nearby subway line, the Broadway Bridge, and the drawings in a sports playbook, exposed steel structure throughout building

Video with architect
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Written by Vicki Elving

September 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm

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Minnesota Viking’s Stadium – Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Building Name: Minnesota Viking’s Stadium
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Architect: HKS
Structural Engineering: Thornton Tomasetti
Construction: Mortenson Construction
Scheduled Completion: 2016

AE Interest: Use of sloped roofs to account for large amounts of snow, steeper slope in north side because of less sunlight exposure, use of ETFE on roof for natural light and it has strong corrosion resistance and strength over wide temperature range
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Written by Vicki Elving

September 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Posted in Built