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Populous Designs Swirling Sustainable Stadium for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Rostov, Russia
Posted By Lori Zimmer On December 20, 2012 @ 4:43 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Sustainable Building | No Comments
In anticipation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup , Russia has commissioned architecture firm Populous  to design the new Rostov Stadium. Inspired by ancient Kurgan burial mounds , the stadium swirls up from the ground, harmonizing with the surrounding landscape. The new Rostov Stadium will join the three other sustainable stadiums  designed by Populous in Russia.
Rostov Stadium is part of a sustainable green city project for Rostov-on-Don, which will center around the stadium and the area wetlands. Along with other developments, the stadium will help protect the wetlands from over development.
The stadium will be surrounded by a white shade that wraps around the circumference, allowing natural light to filter in , as well as natural air circulation- while also safe guarding fans from rain or wind. It will also shade several levels of shops on the exterior, which are open air and welcome guests at the entrance of the building.
The construction of the Rostov Stadium will be a catalyst for the region, activating the river’s water front and transforming it into a mixed-use cultural center.
The sixty-four world cup games will be divided up between twelve venues, including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara, Saransk, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don and Yekaterinburg.
+ Populous 
Via Arch Daily 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/12/Populous-Rostov-Stadium1-edit.jpg
 FIFA World Cup: http://inhabitat.com/crystal-ball-is-a-giant-revolving-orb-for-qatars-fifa-world-cup-2022/
 Populous: http://populous.com/
 Kurgan burial mounds: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurgan
 sustainable stadiums: http://inhabitat.com/arups-zero-carbon-design-for-the-2022-fifa-world-cup-qatar-showcase-wins-wan-award/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/12/Populous-Rostov-Stadium3.jpg
 stadium: http://inhabitat.com/the-7-most-energy-efficient-baseball-stadiums-in-the-u-s/
 allowing natural light to filter in: http://inhabitat.com/aviva-stadium-stunning-green-sports-park-completed-in-dublin/
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/306828/2018-world-cup-populous-awarded-rostov-stadium/
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