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China’s largest stadium under construction

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@inhabitat Construction has begun on a gigantic flower-shaped stadium that will be the largest in China. http://su.pr/1EejrG

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### worldarchitecturenews.com 27/04/10
Comment by william rogan, shenzhen, china
good reporting on yet another dreadful chinese colossus: airplane architecture par excellence. can you imagine yourself as one of the ants finding your way across this site, a searing griddle?

See editorial at WAN:
Olympic-sized stadium is the largest planned for construction within the next decade

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“Environmentally progressive” Los Angeles NFL Stadium

### archdaily.com 01 Feb 2010
Los Angeles NFL Stadium / Aedas Sport
By Sebastian J
Designed by Aedas Sport, the innovative 75,000-seat stadium will be the first LEED-certified building in the NFL and will capture the luxury and drama of the world’s entertainment capital. The project anticipates completion for the 2013 season. Both the NFL and the client, Majestic Realty, are committed to making a progressive statement with this building and are exploring a number of initiatives that will make this the most environmentally progressive stadium in the U.S. Aedas Sport has employed the unique topography of the site to build the stadium into a hillside, reducing the steel structure by 40% and allowing at least two-thirds of the seating bowl to be built on grade.

A significant coup for the architect, developer and owner, this strategy resulted in an US$800m design — US$400m-$500m less than any other recent NFL stadium proposal. An asymmetrical configuration allows all of the suites and VIP areas to be loaded on the west side of the stadium and integrated into the adjacent retail promenade. While primarily for the NFL, this 365 day-a-year entertainment destination can also accommodate soccer, college and high school football, and large concerts. The stadium powers a retail and entertainment destination, offering flexibility with large, interchangeable sponsorship zones for various audiences. Slated to become the NFL’s first LEED compliant stadium, Aedas’ design includes reduced CO2 emissions, recycling initiatives, and — due to the great reduction of steel in the structure — a significant decrease in hazardous environmental effects associated with material manufacturing and transportation.
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See www.LosAngelesFootballStadium.com for more information.


vetelul56 29 September 2009
A slideshow showing pictures of the proposed $800 million 75,000 seat football stadium to be built 12 miles east of Los Angeles in the City of Industry where Hwy 60 and Hwy 57 meet.

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