In Progress: Grand Stade Lille Métropole: The new multi-use stadium or Grand Stade Lille Métropole (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France) for the Football club of Lille (also known as LOSC) is in progress. In case you missed it, Bordeaux-based architect Pierre Ferret was selected for the design of this new stadium. The stadium is announced to have a capacity of 50,157. It is due to be completed by 2012. The Grand Stade Lille Métropole website unveiled photos of the construction of the stadium.
|Photography Construction of Grand Stade Lille Metropole.|
Originally appeared on Grand Stade Lille Metropole
|Grand Stade Lille Metropole © Pierre Ferret Architects|
I like: Slovenia-based OFIS Arhitekti's Football Stadium FC Bate Borisov's elegant porous envelope. America-based eVolo Magazine has posted some images of the stadium. The envelope design is inspired by various patterns such as foam of soap bubbles, foam-like membrane structures of cells or Voronoi cell structure. The skin is perforated with voids that have irregular shapes.
|Patterns studies for the Football Stadium FC Bate Borisov © OFIS Arhitekti|
|Football Stadium FC Bate Borisov © OFIS Arhitekti. Originally appeared on eVolo|
Groundbreaking: OMA's Chu Hai College of Higher Education, in Honk Kong. It is announced to open its doors in 2013.
|Chu Hai College, Hong Kong © OMA|
|Groundbreaking for the Chu Hai College, Hong Kong, © OMA|
I like: the sculptural form of the Reisseck Restaurant and Top Terminal designed by Viennese architects, Zechner and Zechner Architects for the Austrian hydropower firm Verbund. This building will sit a site at 2250 meters above sea level.
|Reisseck Restaurant and Top Terminal © Zechner and Zechner Architects|
|Section © Zechner and Zechner Architects|
They were selected: MVRDV were selected for China Comic and Animation Museum, in Hangzhou, China. This aggregation of eight balloons-like volumes will sit on a 30,000-square-meter site. Apart from the building, a public plaza, a series of parks on islands and a 13,000-square-meter expo centre. Construction start is announced to start in 2012.
|China Comic and Animation Museum, Hangzhou, China, © MVRDV|
|Circulation diagram © MVRDV|