What are the most epic and memorable structures of human history? You could say churches, mosques, castles, skyscrapers, but one structure that has remained with us is the stadium (ever since we had enough time to be entertained on mass scale). From the Coliseum to the Hippodrome, the stadium is a great monument of human history. In light of this summer’s games, Populous, designer of the London Olympic Stadium has sponsored a new exhibition at London’s Soane Museum that looks at the origin of these venues and how they have evolved. Whether housing gladiator fights, football matches or Beyonce’s local fan base, the legacy of the stadium carries on.
Coolhunting.com: “Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture”