HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Stadiums

This week it’s brand spanking new stadiums that are hitting the headlines around the globe so we take a look at what direction architects are taking modern stadiums, as well as a round up of property news.

BIG has created an inspired design for a new stadium in Texas that will house the Texas rodeo. The roof is designed like a domed chess board with Ingels describing the shape as a “submerged sphere”. It will house a multi-purpose arena and also a 40,000 seat stadium. The arena will be used most for the Austin Rodeo but will also show hockey games and concerts. The stadium will show football, rugby and matches as well being used for music festivals.

British firm Light Earth Designs create a sustainable cricket pavilion in the Rwandan capital of Kigali. The company’s goal is to implement renewable, locally made projects that are culturally appropriate for communities in the developing world.

Rwanda Cricket Stadium - Light Earth Designs - HEKKTA - Stadiums

Rwanda Cricket Stadium – Light Earth Designs – HEKKTA – Stadiums

Spanish architecture firm Fenwick Iribarren Architects’ stadium for the 2022 Qatar World Cup has hit the headlines this week. The Ras Abu Aboud stadium in Doha made using repurposed steel containers can be easily taken apart after the tournament and reassembled in a new location. The venue was designed to be recycled.

Qatar's Ras Abu Aboud - 2022 World Cup - HEKKTA - Stadiums

Qatar’s Ras Abu Aboud – 2022 World Cup – HEKKTA – Stadiums

Landowners are revelling in the benefits of the UK largest yearly increase in national wealth on record, sitting on assets accounting for more than half of the net worth of nearly £10tn.

Much to our delight, there is set to be a Peaky Blinders themed bar in Liverpool. Trip to Liverpool anyone?

The Guardian investigates the best option for your mortgage if you wish to take a year out travelling.

This week the government announced their plans to build one million new houses between Cambridge and Oxford, creating a ‘UK Silicon Valley’ in the region surrounding the country’s most prestigious universities. Architects welcome the idea but say it will need good design and a comprehensive strategy to pull it off. Could super modern damage the old beauty?

Sou Fujimoto and Belgian studio AWAA won a competition launched by property developer Unibra and construction company Thomas and Piron, to design the Delta Tower in the Auderghem municipality in Brussels. This could quite possibly be one of our favourite architectural designs to emerge in the past year.

Delta Tower - Brussels - HEKKTA - Stadiums

Delta Tower – Brussels – HEKKTA – Stadiums

Take a look at Dezeen’s top skyscrapers of 2017.

MVRDV and BIG have unveiled their plans to create a new neighbourhood in Abu Dhabi by building a cluster of towers with a public square in the middle. The towers have an almost futuristic feel about them with pixelated edges which is the clue to the project’s name – Pixel. It is planned to be built in Abu Dhabi’s Makers District.

MVRDV & BIG - Pixel - HEKKTA - Stadiums

MVRDV & BIG – Pixel – HEKKTA – Stadiums

Architecture professor Edward Ng says this year’s World Building of the Year could help 100 million people around the globe. The building (mentioned in a previous Property Portal) was developed for a Chinese village destroyed by an earthquake.

Annual house price growth eased in November, the first decline since July, according to figures published by Halifax.