Future sports venue design to be highlighted in Singapore

Future sports venue design to be highlighted in Singapore

Different visions for the sports stadia of the future are to come under the microscope at an event to be held next month.

“Tomorrow’s Together” is the name of the summit for architects and designers which is being held at the Singapore Sports Hub from 28-30 September.

It will examine the way that arenas have drawn people together over the centuries to witness sporting triumphs and top quality entertainment.

Backed by architectural giants such as Aecom and Populous the Global Spectrum Asia will focus on designing for extreme climates, planning, aerodynamics, cultural significance and the importance of roofing.

Neil Levett is project director of Alad Ltd which is organising the Stadia & Arena conference.

He said: “It is the annual meeting of the world’s sports venue owners, operators and developers as well as the sector’s leading architects, designers, contractors, producers and suppliers.

“First run in 1999 at the Old London Arena in London’s Docklands, It quickly established itself as Europe’s leading industry event for the entertainment and sports venue industry taking place in cities as diverse as Barcelona, Geneva, Milan, Munich, Rome, Prague, Istanbul, Marseille and Bordeaux.”

Levett explained what the themes of this year’s event will be and what attending it it will bring to design professionals.

He said: “I only need three main words here which then get applied to every decision (in some form) throughout the entire project – they are sustainability, safety and revenue generation.

“Every decision, whether it be the digital advertising hoardings around the facility or the seating in the corporate suites or club areas – they would have these three key principles applied to the matter and be tested against them.

“Architects should expect to meet these types of people but thinking more pragmatically they have the chance to learn from their peers, share knowledge and find the latest in technologies from the exhibitors and also have the opportunity to commence partnerships with local architects who may not have specialist experience in venues.”

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