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### STS website 01/11/2009 at 9:02 am
Debate on StS
We denigrate ourselves when we insult and [attack] each other.
It makes us none the wiser and only reinforces our prejudices.
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Populous for 2014 Winter Olympics + 2014 Incheon Asian Games

### Arch Daily 03 Oct 2009
2014 Winter Olympic Games Stadium / Populous
By Sebastian J

The global design practice Populous announced this week that they have been selected by the State Corporation ‘Olympstroy’ to design the main stadium for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Populous has also designed the master plan and overlay plan for competition and non-competition venues and facilities, and now adds designing the main 40,000 seat stadium to their expanding role on the 2014 Games. Populous is joined in the design consortium by Russian contractor Engeocom, and Botta Management.

Its sweeping form responds to both its coastal location and mountainous backdrop, whilst its crystalline skin engages with its surroundings by day, and provides an iconic representation of the colour and spectacle of the games when illuminated at night.
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### Bustler Thursday, October 01, 2009
2014 Incheon Asian Games, Main Stadium Design by Populous
The competition-winning design of the main stadium for the 17th Asian games in Incheon, in South Korea, illustrates a new level of sustainable design in stadia in Asia.

The stadium will hold 70,000 people for the main event in 2014 and will reduce down to a single sided grandstand for 30,000 afterward as a People’s Park for the city of Incheon. The global architecture firm, Populous, formerly HOK Sport Venue Event, is designing Incheon stadium with local firm Heerim Architects and Planners.
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UNStudio – Dalian Football Stadium, Dalian, China, 2009

### Arch Daily 07 Oct 2009
New Dalian Shide FC Stadium / UNStudio
By Karen Cilento
After winning a limited competition, UNStudio will move forward with their design of a 38,500 m2 stadium for the Dalian Shide FC, China’s most successful club in the Chinese Super League. The new stadium will be located in the Shide’s hometown of Dalian, on the southern tip of Liaodong peninsula.

Working with the idea of layering and overlapping, an aesthetic deeply rooted in ancient Chinese cuju football, Ben van Berkel has created a stadium where the articulation of the structure and its openings and overlapping moments serve as “the starting point for visitor experience”.
The stadium will accommodate approximately 40,000 spectators in addition to providing areas for TV broadcasting, administration, VIP lounge, players’ facilities and two training fields. A public concourse in a layered envelope extends on ground level to provide outdoor public areas that rest above the parking facilities.
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█ UNStudio website http://www.unstudio.com/

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Sustainable building + future proofing

The common theme through all these examples is the buildings’ sustainability rating such as Green Star or equivalent.

### sstlive.co.nz Last updated 05:00 01/11/2009
Green building as good as gold
By Rod Oram – Sunday Star Times

OPINION: DO YOU want to increase your productivity? Begin by improving the physical conditions in which you work.

That’s the core principle businesses such as IAG, BNZ, NZ Post and ICT innovators at Canterbury University are applying. Knowing that where people work determines how they work, they have recently moved into fit-for-purpose buildings. In IAG’s case it wanted to change its business culture by breaking down silos within and between NZI and its other insurance operations. But it couldn’t when they were spread around four buildings in Auckland’s CBD. So it worked with Newcrest, a property developer, and architects Jasmax on the NZI Centre at the corner of Fanshawe St and Market Pl. Some 700 staff have been in the building only a couple of months but they are working more effectively and efficiently, IAG says.
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The Green Building Summit 2009 was held in Auckland last week. The Summit represents the largest green building event on the NZ scene. Rod Oram chaired two panels at the conference and is helping the NZ Green Building Council write a discussion paper on these issues.

The Green Building Summit was hosted by Property Council New Zealand and the New Zealand Green Building Council, in partnership with Davis Langdon. “A day filled with innovative ideas and opportunities designed to expand your business, widen your vision, and stimulate your thinking with the latest best practices and key players in building, business and design.”

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RWC 2011 roll out of legacy ‘icons’

### sstlive.co.nz Last updated 05:00 01/11/2009
Lomu heads 2011 cup promotion
By Marc Hinton in Tokyo – Sunday Star Times

New Zealand is finally set to utilise the global appeal of Jonah Lomu, with the one-time rampaging All Blacks wing lined up in a team of super ambassadors to take on key roles leading into the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

The Sunday Star-Times has learnt that Lomu – along with fellow All Blacks’ icons Sean Fitzpatrick, David Kirk and John Kirwan – has been approached to spearhead a New Zealand government initiative that will see the quartet named as official Rugby World Cup ambassadors.

It’s understood other “iconic” All Blacks may also be asked to take on the roles as the New Zealand government, in association with Martin Snedden’s official tournament organisation, looks to harness the profiles and contacts of the rugby superstars to achieve a legacy for the tournament.
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The article also notes: “It’s understood the International Rugby Board is taking a dim view of the kerfuffle over New Zealand ‘s bid for the free-to-air element of the 2011 cup television rights.”

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