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Stadium

Integrated and Changing with the City

Location

2004 Venice Biennale / Venice / Italy

Architect

Studio Gang Architects

Owner

US Department of State

Status

Completed 2004

Conceived for the US Pavilion exhibition Transcending Type at the 2004 Venice Biennale, Studio Gang’s stadium design explores the potential of an urban stadium to accommodate throngs of people and to disappear when not in use. The proposed structure—composed of a series of transforming seating and support elements, many constructed to fold into the adjacent high-rise buildings in a dense urban center—would employ a kinetic seating bowl lifted 30 floors above street level.

Curator: Architectural Record

Selected Publications

2006 Fall, Constructs Architecture
“Against Type”

2005 Dec 4, The New York Times
“Architecture, Posed and Pondered”

2004 Aug, The New York Times
“Architects Get Physical at the Venice Biennale”

2004 Aug, Architectural Record
“Transcending Type: Six Architects in the Vanguard of Contemporary Design”

2004 July 30, Chicago Tribune Red Eye
“Architects dream of fields for the future”

2004 July 4, Chicago Tribune
“Gang envisions folding stadium”


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