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This book offers a rare chance to understand how sport and architecture come together to create an outstanding building type - a symbol of our times. Rod Sheard shares the experience and expertise of HOK LOBB in this beautifully illustrated book, offering practical advice and guidance on commissioning, designing and managing sports venues around the world. The award-winning work of this firm includes the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, the Wembley National Stadium, London and the Stadium Australia in Sydney, ...
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Sports Architecture

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Overview

This book offers a rare chance to understand how sport and architecture come together to create an outstanding building type - a symbol of our times. Rod Sheard shares the experience and expertise of HOK LOBB in this beautifully illustrated book, offering practical advice and guidance on commissioning, designing and managing sports venues around the world. The award-winning work of this firm includes the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, the Wembley National Stadium, London and the Stadium Australia in Sydney, commissioned for the Olympic Games 2000.
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This volume offers a chance to understand how sport and architecture come together to create a building type that is a symbol of our times. Sheard, a regular and influential commentator on all aspects of stadia and large spectator venue design, gives practical advice and guidance on commissioning, designing, and managing sports venues around the world. He also shows how the new demands of television, the internet, and entertainment software have generated new architecture. Illustrated with color and b&w photographs and drawings. Oversize: 9.5x11<">. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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'Passion and commitment flows through the pages of this book with excellent and informative text, lavish colour photographs and clear plans, and sections showing how the company [HOK Sport Ltd] now successfully competes on a world'stage.' - Building Engineer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136743887
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • File size: 16 MB
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Pt. I Designing for Success
1 Sports architecture
2 The brief
3 Feasibility studies
4 Masterplanning
5 Spectator needs
6 Owner/operator needs
7 Participants' needs
8 The environment
Pt. II Case Studies
Alfred McAlpine Stadium
Royal Selangor Turf Club
Stadium Australia
Cheltenham Racecourse
Silverstone Circuit
Westpac Trust Stadium
Foster's Oval
Arsenal Football Club
Chelsea Football Club
Colonial Stadium
Kempton Park
Croke Park Stadium
Reebok Stadium
Blue Wings Stadium
Robin Park Athletics
Millennium Stadium
Pt. III The Future
Wembley
Arena 2020
Finis
Bibliography
Index
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