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Archive for October, 2009

Football Stadium in Dalian, China by UNStudio


Delian Shide FC to build new stadium in their hometown, Delian in China. The stadium will cover 38,500 m2 area to house about 40,000 spectator, TV broadcasting center, administration areas, VIP lounge, players facilities and public concourse. As you can see in the image, the stadium inspired by the colorful layering and overlapping of the ancient Chinese cuju football.


Cleveland Design Competition – Project 2009: Lakefront Station


Cleveland Design Competition – Project 2009: Lakefront Station is an international, single-stage ideas competition for a new multi-modal transportation center in Downtown Cleveland between the historic Mall and Lake Erie. Designs for this new transportation center must provide the city with a state-of-the-art rail station ready to support high speed passenger rail service, a facility capable of integrating and balancing the needs of various transportation modes, and a significant pedestrian connection from the Mall to Cleveland’s lakefront. Linked into a High Speed Passenger Rail network, Downtown Cleveland will be an important midwest rail center among a network of connected American cities, a fitting gateway to Northeast Ohio.


2014 Winter Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia


Formerly known as HOK Sport Venue Event, Populous was selected to design the 2014 Winter Olympic stadium in Sochi, Russia. The project is prepared to house 40,000 people when the stadium is full, but currently the plans are still unclear.


The Design of Jogja Hypermart Adopts Batik as Skin

Jogja Hypermart batik kawung

Today UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) announced its recognition of batik as a unique hallmark of Indonesian heritage at a meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held this week in Abu Dhabi. UNESCO’s list describes Indonesian Batik as: The techniques, symbolism and culture surrounding hand-dyed cotton and silk garments known as Indonesian Batik permeate the lives of Indonesians from beginning to end: infants are carried in batik slings decorated with symbols designed to bring the child luck, and the dead are shrouded in funerary batik.