Why didn’t Populous tell Farry about this sooner *sigh*

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### nzherald.co.nz 4:11 PM Saturday Jun 19, 2010
Olympic future is ‘stadium in a box’
The spectacular and expensive Water Cube and Bird’s Nest stadiums were focal points of the Beijing games, but the future of Olympic architecture may well be found in a box. Australian architect John Barrow, whose firm Populous is working on the London 2012 Olympic Games infrastructure, says a move towards sustainable games architecture could see the introduction of the “stadium in a box”. His idea is to design and construct something affordable, modular, lightweight and flexible, which can be modified and transported from host city to host city. AAP
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5 responses to “Why didn’t Populous tell Farry about this sooner *sigh*

  1. Richard

    Well, FB Stadium is not being built to cater for The Olympics which is, of course, what John Barrow, is ‘talking about’.

    • Elizabeth

      But we only have a few rugby games planned per year, Richard. The All Blacks could carry their shed in their luggage. Like a rock band.
      All we’d need here is a spare paddock. Oh, hey we’ve got Carisbrook.

  2. But then we are left with an even worse situation, a decrepit stadium in the middle of suburbia and the prospect of only Joe Cocker ever playing a large scale concert here again.

    I like the idea – but as Richard said, it’s more applicable to Olympic cities, where any hosting is almost economic suicide. Vancouver have gone down that route, with the Athletes village turned into social housing after the Winter Olympics. It’s a great idea just not really applicable here in Dunedin.

    • Elizabeth

      You could’ve missed the joke. Richard might’ve too. It’s Saturday night guys, lighten up. We just won the rugger!!!!

      • Elizabeth

        ### D Scene
        Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 9)
        Your say: Letters to the editor
        Stadium story
        Like the Chinese Garden it is a kitset mostly made elsewhere and assembled here by outsiders.
        By Lee Vandervis, Roslyn
        Your headline “They’re building our stadium here” (D Scene, 2/6/10) was unsettling because it is largely untrue. Your story accurately detailed another stadium contract going up north, but the headline? The stadium is mostly not being built here. Despite Mayor Chin’s and Malcolm Farry’s claims, the vast majority of contract value has gone well out of Dunedin.
        {continues} #bookmark

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