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Natal’s other arena: Arena do Morro by Herzog and de Meuron

1-Sep-2014 | By

Herzog & de Meuron’s simple and elegant pro bono gymnasium strengthens the social fabric of the Brazilian favela of Mãe Luíza, writes Hattie Hartman. Photography by Iwan Baan


Building study: University of Cambridge Sports Centre by Arup Associates

15-Nov-2013 | By

When Arup Associates traded in glulam beams for steel trusses at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre, a complex set of design problems simply disappeared, writes Felix Mara. Photography by Simon Kennedy


Design thaw: Hydro by Foster + Partners

12-Apr-2013 | By

Parametric modelling freed up the design development of Foster + Partners’ Hydro, writes Felix Mara


Loose fit, raw energy: Olympic Energy Centres by John McAslan + Partners

28-Feb-2013 | By

Rather than a white elephant, for the ODA McAslan designed a lean, rust-red monument of a power plant in Stratford, writes Felix Mara. Photography by Hufton + Crow


Stirling Prize 2012: Olympic Stadium by Populous Video

10-Oct-2012 | By

‘Those watching the Olympics on telly were struck by its graphic simplicity: it looked good in 2D, an icon in the purest sense,’ writes Rory Olcayto


The flame game: Heatherwick's Olympic cauldron

20-Sep-2012 | By

The visual spectacle of Heatherwick Studio’s Olympic cauldron was hand-crafted in the workshop and refined with digital modelling, writes Felix Mara

East Village Health Centre by Penoyre & Prasad

What the doctor ordered: Penoyre & Prasad’s Olympic Village Health Centre

2-Aug-2012 | By

Speed of delivery, response to context and design quality make Penoyre & Prasad’s East Village Health Centre an instructive object lesson in civic architecture, writes Rory Olcayto. Photography by Tim Soar

Old Ford Water Recycling Plant

Olympic treatment

26-Jul-2012 | By Amanda Birch

Lyall Bills & Young’s secluded water recycling plant in the Olympic Park sets the standard for similar utilities, says Amanda Birch


Olympic Infrastructure

15-Mar-2012 | By

The wind turbine may have been abandoned, but the park makes the most of energy generation and water conservation

Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, London by Zaha Hadid Architects

Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, London by Zaha Hadid Architects

18-Aug-2011 | By

Poised between the permanent and the temporary, Zaha Hadid’s London 2012 Aquatics Centre is a structural tour de force, writes Felix Mara. Photography by Hufton + Crow

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Flanagan Lawrence wins planning for Cornish spa

5-Mar-2014 | By

Flanagan Lawrence has won detailed planning for this new spa building at the heart of its £50 million holiday home scheme in the Millendreath valley, south-east Cornwall

Populous\' Fisht Olympic Stadium for this year’s Winter Games in Sochi, Russia

Populous completes Sochi Olympic stadium

4-Feb-2014 | By

London-based Populous has completed the Fisht Olympic Stadium for this year’s Winter Games in Sochi, Russia

RSHP collaborated with Arup and Schlaich Bergermann und Partner on the proposed Estadio Nacional de Fútbol de Venezuela

Revealed: Rogers Stirk Harbour's first football stadium

29-Jan-2014 | By

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has revealed plans for its first ever football stadium

Mangera Yvars Architects\' pavilion for Avondale Park in Notting Hill, west London

Mangera Yvars completes Notting Hill park pavilion

7-Jan-2014 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Mangera Yvars Architects has completed this £630,000 pavilion for Avondale Park in Notting Hill, west London


Grimshaw makes Asian debut

7-Nov-2013 | By

Grimshaw Architects has completed its first project in Asia - this Eden Project-style, eco-centre in South Korea

SHH\'s £4.6 million transformation of London Zoo’s main restaurant - front elevationn

SHH polishes off revamp of London Zoo café

11-Sep-2013 | By

Hammersmith-based SHH has completed the £4.6 million transformation of London Zoo’s main restaurant.


Lahdelma & Mahlamäki completes Finnish Nature Centre

10-Sep-2013 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Finland-based Lahdelma & Mahlamäki has completed this timber-clad nature centre near to Helsinki


BDP unwraps Old Trafford cricket ground pavilion revamp

2-Jul-2013 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] The final phase of BDP’s £32m redevelopment of Lancashire County Cricket Club’s has been completed in time for this year’s Ashes


Austin-Smith:Lord's youth centre in Wigan opens doors

1-Jul-2013 | By

Austin:Smith-Lord has completed this £6 million sports and recreational facility for young people in Wigan


Hampshire County Council reveals woodland activity centre

18-Jun-2013 | By

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + DATA] Hampshire County Council Architect’s outdoor centre alongside the Basingstoke Canal scooped a RIBA Regional Award last week