Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, designed by Populous and Scott Tallon Walker Architects, has scooped the British Expertise International Awards in the category of ‘Sport, Leisure and Tourism’.
The Aviva Stadium – previously called the New Stadium at Lansdowne Road – was designed to be empathetic to the surrounding neighbourhood, making it the first truly site responsive stadium of its kind in the world. The site, in the residential district of Dublin 4, is also the historic home of international rugby and football in Ireland where the first game of international rugby was played in 1876.
Located in the centre of the city, the 50,000-seat stadium features a unique roof that slopes down dramatically at the north end, offering views across the city. The roof was designed to avoid blocking sun on the surrounding houses. The design also provides a horseshoe-shaped effect, which is a common stadium design in America.
The retractable roof on Wimbledon’s Centre Court in UK, designed by global design practice Populous, was highly commended in the innovation category at the award function.
Polycarbonate louvers are used to clad the continuous curvilinear façade of the stadium. Reflecting the colour of the sky and light conditions, the façade is ever changing and gives a shimmering transparent shingles effect to the stadium. The form, mass, materials and aspects of the stadium are defined by the site and its surroundings. The undulating transparent form offers a soft appearance to the overall structure.
The result of a joint partnership between Populous and Scott Tallon Walker Architects, The Aviva Stadium, with its shimmering form of transparent ‘shingles,‘ is a strong symbol for modern Ireland and provides an international arena worthy to host a future of sporting excellence.
The British Expertise International Awards recognise excellence in design, planning, management and construction of overseas projects and support the continued outstanding success of UK professional services throughout the world.
This year’s Annual Awards Dinner was held on 11 November 2010, at The Institute of Directors, Pall Mall in London.
Decorative electrical wiring accessories and lighting controls manufacturer Hamilton Litestat has supplied a unique table-mounted media and power outlet for the impressive new Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel’s 1,021 contemporary bedrooms and suites.
The bespoke product was designed by Hamilton’s team of experts, who worked closely with the hotel’s architects to ensure that the final product met the aesthetic, engineering and safety requirements of one of London’s largest hotels.
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This post is part of our series of posts showing the most inspiring houses around the world. This institution is one of the most important things in life, because in homes we can think, grow, feel confortable and reinvigorate ourselves to continue the beautiful journey of our lives.
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Remember the words of Pablo Picasso: “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web”? Indeed, a truly artistic soul can find inspiration literally everywhere, deriving new ideas, colors, and shapes even from seemingly trivial things. Imagine what a powerful inspiration can be derived from the existing art works. Since we, at Cruzine, see our aim at helping designers find inspiration, each day we publish a new set of 33 design-relating creations: from professional photography to digital illustrations and from advertising graphics to architecture advancements. We truly believe that the works, we find all over the web to show you here at Cruzine magazine, are capable of becoming a good and valuable source of inspiration for your own creative works.
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Today we will showcase realistic 3D environments and concepts from Sungho Lee’s portfolio. Sungho Lee is a dedicated 3D Environment, texture and concept artist who can service film and game industries.
In the previous tutorial, we looked at how to model a dining chair using the basic modeling tools in 3D Studio Max. However, when modeling more complex objects, you will likely have to use some more advanced modeling techniques, and also make use of 3D Studio Max’s powerful modifiers.
Today, we’ll be covering a variety of modifiers and techniques and how to use them to create a small dining scene, consisting of our chairs from last week, along with a table and tablecloth, silverware and more.