Entertainment & Arena Design
Outstanding sports architecture and Interiors
Sports and entertainment complexes offer some of the most grandiose interior design projects in the world. Architects and designers bring their ideas to new heights when designing sports arenas. And just because everything is on a grand scale, doesn’t mean that these talented designers forgo the finest of details.
Every corner of a sports complex has potential for design, from the inside of locker rooms, to the corridors, to the main seating areas. These projects often need to also encompass hospitality elements such as food courts, bars, and restaurants inside of the arena, in addition to on-site medical facilities and first aid stations. The architecture seen in sports and entertainment projects is unlike any other project type because of large scale, but also its need for openness. Contract is proud to offer a look at some of best projects that meet these specific challenges.
Some notable arena designs that have been featured in Contract magazine include the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and New York by SHoP Architects. The project was led by Krista Ninivaggi, the 2014 Designer of the Year who was honored during the 35th Annual Interiors Awards. Also honored at the Interiors Awards that year was the design of Ghelamco Arena in Belgium by Massive Design. Up to the date news about new stadium projects all over the world, including facilities seen during the 2014 Olympic winter games in Sochi, Russia, can be found in the news section
Contract’s annual Interiors Awards recognizes excellence in design in several categories, including retail design. Enter your best retail projects, and join us at the annual Interiors Awards Breakfast in New York in January.