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For the first time in its history, the City of Pardubice has decided to recruit top European architects to design a major new civic amenity. On Wednesday, the City announced an international architectural and urban planning competition to find a winning design for the planned Dukla Sports Centre. This multifunctional sports complex will rank among the most important sports facilities built in the Czech Republic since the turn of the new millennium.

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FC Barcelona has announced that the Espai Barça jury has selected the bid by the HOK + TAC Arquitectes team as the winner of the architectural tender for the New Palau Blaugrana. The jury, formed by five members of FCB, three members of the Collegi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC) and one member of Barcelona City Council, made their decision after a careful study of the different proposals, carried out by a technical commission, in accordance with specifically established regulations and the requirements of the tender process.

The bid by HOK + TAC Arquitectes is remarkably innovative with its concept of a multi-functional Palau, and is also outstanding for its permeability, flexibility and personality. With organic geometry, it offers a fine sequence between the Palau, annex court, ice rink and the FCB Escola facilities. The winning team will now commence working together with the Barça technical teams and the Barcelona City Council to make further specifications and work further on the integration of the new installations with the rest of the Espai Barça and the city.HOK Architecture is one of the most important firms in the United States in terms of architecture and engineering, with experience of all kinds of projects, all around the world. HOK developed the American Airlines Arena in Miami, the Nationwide Arena in Ohio and the Stockton Arena in California. The team also has the experience of being the architects behind the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

Locally, Eduard Gascón of TAC Arquitectes leads a solid team with extensive experience of the development of all kinds of projects in Barcelona, such as the award winning Parc del Turó de Can Mates, the Technology Centre in Manresa and different office buildings in Barcelona.

The duo overcame rival bids from Pattern Architects + Massip-Bosch Arquitectes, GMP + GCA Arquitectes, MAKE + BCQ Arquitectes, Francisco Mangado Arquitectos + Bach Arquitectes + R. Sanabria Arquitectes + I. Paricio and Wilkinson Eyre Architects + Alonso Balaguer Riera Arquitectes. The jury congratulated all of the entrants for the high level and quality of the different bids presented for tender.

The New Palau Blaugrana

The work on the New Palau Blaugrana is expected to start in the 2017/18 season and end in the 2019/20 season. The complex on which it will stand is on the current site of the Miniestadi, next to the new Camp Nou station on Metro Line 9, and will have three areas that can operate independently. One is the huge multi-purpose pavilion, with the capacity for 10,000 spectators at sports events. The others are an auxiliary court with a capacity of 2,000 and the other is a complementary ice rink.

The capacity of 10,000 meets the requirements of the Euroleague basketball competition and the seats will be arranged to be right next to the court, thus fostering a veritable ‘wave effect’.

Spectator Services

The New Palau will have wide areas that are easily accessed and conditioned for all services that spectators might require, and will be fully adapted for persons with reduced mobility.

The requirements included the need for the main and auxiliary courts to be located on the same level, with shared locker rooms and services for athletes, with each sports section having its own compact area including all necessary services, and for there to be 18 VIP boxes and two ‘skybars’ with views of the court, one of which can also function as a restaurant. It also needs to have a 200 m2 pressroom with work areas and specific services, and for access to the court to be via three tunnels to assist with assembly and disassembly of operations for different matches and other events.

The presentation of the New Palau Blaugrana construction project will take place at a public event to be held over the next few weeks.

Espai Barça

The FC Barcelona members unanimously approved the New Espai Barça, the project to transform the Club’s facilities, including the Camp Nou, Palau Blaugrana and Miniestadi. 72.36% of members gave the ‘green light’ to the remodelling and construction of the FC Barcelona premises at this site at a referendum held on 5 April 2014.

The tenders to select the architectonic projects for the construction of the New Camp Nou and New Palau Blaugrana, which began last June 5, entered the second phase with the selection of the shortlist of candidates, and the period for them to present their architectonic proposals for each installation.

The jury selected eight teams which were mainly made up of one international and one local studio each, to prepare their proposals for the New Camp Nou, and another six teams to do the same for the New Palau Blaugrana, in accordance with the recommendations made by the technical commission, made up of the Espai Barça team and two architects from the COAC.

A total of 45 teams took part in the first round of the tender, who had to present their credentials and experience of similar projects. The jury and the Espai Barça technical committee then selected the finalists, who were presented with guidelines showing all of the information required to put their projects together, along with the regulations and criteria for the second phase and all of the documentation compiled by the Espai Barça during the last year of work.

The New Camp Nou

Over the next few weeks, the jury is set to announce the winner of the project for the New Camp Nou. The eight candidates are as follows: AECOM + B720 Arquitectes, Arup Sport + Taller d’Arquitectura Ricardo Bofill, BIG + IDOM + BAAS Arquitectes, Gensler Sport + OAB, HKS + COX + Batlle i Roig Arquitectes, KSS + Mateo Arquitectura, Nikken Sekkei + Joan Pascual i Ramon Ausió Arquitectes and Populous + MIAS Arquitectes + RCR Arquitectes.

The New Miniestadi

The Batlle i Roig Arquitectes studio won the tender for the New Miniestadi, which ended last May, and will be built at the Ciutat Esportiva training ground for a cost of 12 million euros. The Batlle i Roig Arquitectes studio, which had already taken part in the architectonic design of the Ciutat Esportiva, has designed a New Miniestadi in keeping with the requirements of the tender. It will have the capacity for 6,000 spectators, adapted to UEFA category III, with covered terraces, 600 parking spaces and independently functioning from the Ciutat Esportiva. It is scheduled for opening in June 2017.

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Image of the inside of the New Palau Blaugrana.

 

 

Images courtesy: FC Barcelona.

Main image: Panoramic image of the New Palau Blaugrana.

The Taiwanese city of Tainan offers a climate capable of hosting baseball games, training and teaching all year round. However, to date, there are no composite baseball fields suitable for diversified use in Tainan, therefore the City’s government is planning to build an international standard baseball stadium, featuring adminstrative and TV broadcasting facilities.

The centrepiece of the ‘Tainan Asia-Pacific International Baseball Stadiums and Training Centres‘ project, will be the new 25,000-capacity baseball stadium.

The Tainan City Government has only recently launched an Open International Design Contest for the baseball stadium and training complex, located in the city’s coastal Annan District. A second ‘deputy’ stadium and two little league arenas will also be delivered on the 30-hectare site, which is opposite the National Museum of Taiwan History. Other planned facilities include a gym, training pitches, dressing areas and public spaces.

Located in southern Taiwan, Tainan is already home to the Uni-President Lions baseball team and is also the birthplace of several of the country’s most famous baseball players.

According to the Brief:

The city’s baseball participants and fans are growing up to hundreds of thousands, and it apparently has become the baseball development centre of Taiwan.

The project aims to provide one of the best baseball training centres and venues for international competitions for the professional, national and amateur baseball teams.

Judges include duty mayor of Tainan City Government, Tseng Shu-cheng, and Populous founder Rod Sheard.

The overall winner – set to be announced on 28 January – will receive priority in discussions over the project’s design and build contract.

A second place prize of £30,000, third place prize worth £20,000, and two further £16,000 prizes will also be awarded.

The deadline for applications is 9am local time on 15 January.

For the full project details, go to: http://www.asiabsball.com.tw/en/about_us.php

 

Project Sponsor: Department of Sports, Tainan City Government 
Project Organiser:Bureau of Public Works, Tainan City Government
Co-organizer:Taiwan Engineering Consultants Group / Transcend Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd.

 

Schedule of Design Competition

Announcement of Tender Documents: 2015/10/21
Submission Deadline of Tender Documents: 2016/01/15 – by 9:00am
Reveal of Qualified Tenderers: 2016/01/15 – by 9:30am
Tenderers Evaluation Date: 2016/01/26 ~ 2016/01/27
Announcement of Awarding Tenderers: 2016/01/28

 

Image credits: ‘Downtown Tainan’ by Mersh

Source: The Architects Journal

Taiwan’s Tainan City Government has launched an open international contest for a 30-hectare baseball stadium and training complex.

Located in the city’s coastal Annan District, the project will deliver a new 25,000-capacity ‘international standard’ stadium with administrative and broadcasting facilities.

A second ‘deputy’ stadium and two little league arenas will also be delivered on the 30-hectare site, which is opposite the National Museum of Taiwan History.

Other planned facilities for the project include a gym, training pitches, dressing area and public spaces.

Located in southern Taiwan, Tainan is already home to the Uni-President Lions baseball team and is also the birthplace of several of the country’s most famous baseball players.

According to the Brief:

The city’s baseball participants and fans are growing up to hundreds of thousands, and it apparently has become the baseball development centre of Taiwan.

The project aims to provide one of the best baseball training centres and venues for international competitions for the professional, national and amateur baseball teams.

Judges include duty mayor of Tainan City Government Tseng Shu-cheng and Populous founder Rod Sheard.

The overall winner – set to be announced on 28 January – will receive priority in discussions over the project’s design and build contract.

A second place prize of £30,000, third place prize worth £20,000 and two further £16,000 prizes will also be awarded.

The deadline for applications is 9am local time on 15 January.

Bendigo’s Mayor says the Council is proceeding with plans for a new aquatic centre in the city, despite continuing opposition to the project.

The City of Greater Bendigo is about to call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) to build the AUD$30m facility in Kangaroo Flat.

Development of the new Greater Bendigo Indoor Aquatic Leisure and Wellbeing Centre will see the demolition of an existing facility at Kangaroo Flat.

However, even though a recent survey found most residents wanted the existing facility retained, Bendigo Mayor Peter Cox said the Council had made up its mind.

Mayor Cox told ABC:

I can understand the community, the Kangaroo Flat Community Leisure Centre, being very disappointed that their building’s going to be demolished. However, the majority of councillors decided that we need to move on with this project.

It’s a major wish of the wider community and that’s the decision we’ve taken.

[The] Council has been very decisive about the Kangaroo Flat Leisure Centre and at the moment it’s going to be demolished.

They’re seeking further information but it’ll take one extraordinary change of mind of council to do anything differently than proceed as it has already decided.

The business case for the new facility confirmed that a 25-metre indoor pool will be cheaper to build and run than a 50-metre pool.

See more online at Australian Leisure Management’s news page, at: http://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/

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The Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee has launched a design competition for the new Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games emblems. The competition is open to everyone, regardless of previous experience or formal qualifications, and individual or group applications are welcomed.

Individual competition entries are invited from Japanese nationals over 18-years-old and foreign nationals over 18-years-old, with the right of residence in Japan. Children and foreigners not resident in Japan can also take part via the group entries system (10 persons max.), as long as at least one person meets the above age, nationality and residential requirements.

Applications can be submitted online from Tuesday 24 November to Monday 7 December 2015 through a website to be publicly announced at a later date. An official announcement of the winning entry is scheduled for spring 2016.

The entry selected by the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee will be forwarded to the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board for final approval. The winning entry will receive an official invitation to attend the opening ceremonies of both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The emblems should seek to symbolise the fact that the 2020 Games are being held in Tokyo and Japan, and elicit empathy with people across the world. The designs should endeavour to have widespread appeal before, during and long after the Games are over.

Tokyo 2020 would like all applicants to give full rein to their imagination and creativity, and incorporate one or more of the following key concepts into their design of new Games emblems: The Power of Sport; Typifying Tokyo and/or Japan; World Peace; Exerting the utmost efforts and striving to achieve a Personal Best; Inclusivity; Innovation and Futuristic; Regeneration (ability to recover from the 2011 disaster).

Further information can be found online at: http://tokyo2020.jp/en/emblem-selection/

Design competition launched for Bristol Arena

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Source: Richard Carman / City Design Group

An earlier indicative image of how the Bristol Arena could look, produced for Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone’s marketing purposes.

 

Former RIBA President and current mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, has launched a design competition for a new 12,000-seat indoor arena for the English city.

The move follows Bristol City Council’s agreement of a GBP£91m funding package for the creation of the venue earlier this year.

A former diesel depot close to the city’s main Temple Meads Station has been earmarked for the development of the multi-purpose venue, expected to be able to host a range of entertainment events.

Ferguson, who founded Ferguson Mann Architects in 1979, the Acanthus network of practices in 1986, and was RIBA president from 2003-05, became the city’s first elected mayor in 2012. He said the Arena would be key to the development of the city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, and that Bristol was the only major UK city without an entertainment arena.

Ferguson commented:

We have to grasp the opportunity to design a building that not only works really effectively but is an inspiring place that enriches this new quarter of the city.

I want the Bristol Arena to become the arena of choice for performers, as well as offering an excellent visitor experience.

As an architect I recognise that the design of the building is critical in achieving this.

RIBA Competitions has helped to deliver some of the most outstanding buildings around the UK and is well-placed to help us to secure the best possible design team.

Ferguson is targeting a 2017 opening for the building, with a closing date of September 18, 2014, having been set for design competition applications from interested practices.

Source: http://www.bdonline.co.uk/5070245.article?origin=BDbreakingnews