On June 12, 2016, a 29-year-old man who was allegedly inspired by ISIS propaganda entered an Orlando nightclub at two in the morning and began shooting. He didn’t stop until 49 innocent lives were taken, and 53 others were wounded. The terrorist attack at Pulse nightclub was the deadliest-known act of violence against the LGBTQ community in U.S. history. Today, some three and a half years later, and the memorial and museum meant to honor those victims took one major step closer to becoming a reality.
News broke this morning that a team comprised of Coldefy & Associés with RDAI, Orlando-based HHCP Architects, Xavier Veilhan, Ducks Scéno, Agence TER.
Winner of the Pritzker Prize, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban gained international acclaim by using unorthodox materials such as cardboard and paper for structures designed to aid disaster victims around the globe. His visionary aesthetic, at once fluid and geometric, has taken shape in temporary structures like relief housing, a cathedral.
His ability to design buildings that blend human needs with breathtaking visual dynamism was honed at Manhattan’s Cooper Union School of Architecture, where he studied under John Hejduk.
From Zaha Hadid’s stunning Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar to Populous’s head-turning stadium for London’s Tottenham Hotspur, these structures will excite sport and architecture lovers alike
Arenas are no longer merely a place to watch sports—now, they’re cutting-edge structures that serve a multitude of purposes for fans of any age. This, of course, is not just because of the athletes, but also due to the famous architects who design the spaces. With firms such as Populous, Bjarke Ingels Group, Zaha Hadid Architects, and MAD Architects, these multiuse venues also double as public parks, food markets, and concert stages too.