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The Stadium: Architecture for the New Global Culture Hardcover – December 31, 2030


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.; First Edition edition (December 31, 2030)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0794603351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0794603359
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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About the Author

Rod Sheard is Senior Principal of HOK Sport. He is the author of Sports Architecture and co-author of Stadia: A Design and Development Guide.

Robert Powell has taught architecture since 1990 and has writen several books on the subject.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ibrahim on April 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover
If you're looking for an architectural book that includes drawings such as floor plans, sections and elevations then you're in the right place.

This book offers a lot of pictures for 18 different stadiums including the Wembley Stadium in London.. i would have given it five stars but unfortunately most of the drawings are too small to be read or understood professionally.. i think they should have added a CD just like most architectural books now a days with full size images to help you view it in details.
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The book has a lot of photos, but when mention the examples of stadiuns do not inform techinical issues in detail. The information in the book about the cases or examples is not detalied and do not have a standart, like operational rates, traditional use, kind of costumers and rates of use.
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By Katrina on September 6, 2011
Format: Hardcover
"The greatest buildings in history have always reflected the zeitgeist. And right now, the zeitgeist is sport: it is the global currency".

Through the work of HOK Sport, the world's leading stadium architects, The Stadium examines the increased significance and value of the stadium as an architectural icon. The ascendancy of sport as the new global culture means that the stadium has a central role in the 21st Century city - financially, geographically, culturally and spiritually.

The Stadium contextualizes the social history that has led to the ascendancy of sport, with an account of the Five Generations of Stadia which have evolved since the 19th Century codification of sports. The new role of the stadium in the city as a tool for urban regeneration and global city branding is identified and documented for the first time.

Many of the stadia featured in this book have been the venues for the most successful sporting events of the last decade, including the Sydney Olympic Games, the Rugby World Cup, the Superbowl, the FA Cup Final, the Asian Games and the Euro 2004 Football Championships. These events have unequivocally engendered a feeling of global community, a unique achievement in a time of divisiveness and uncertainty.

The Stadium features 18 sporting venues worldwide, including Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, SBC Park in San Francisco, Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Nanjing Sports Park, Reliant Stadium in Houston, Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Oriole Park in Baltimore, Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, Wimbledon Centre Court, the new Ascot Racecourse, and the new Emirates and Wembley stadia in London.

Rod Sheard is acknowledged worldwide as a leader in stadium design.
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