“Creativity and innovation spring from our ethos of creating exciting and sustainable places from sport and the continuing legacy for the wider community.”
Gavin Elliott, Director of Architecture
We have experience across the full spectrum of sport and leisure projects and have created some of the highest profile sport venues. Our team also includes BDP Pattern, a specialist sport and entertainment division of the practice with a global reputation for designing iconic stadia focused on innovative rule-based parametric design.
We deliver technical and functional excellence and foster a sense of theatre and occasion that only the best stadia and venues achieve, enhancing the drama of the collective sporting experience.
Al Rayyan is known in Qatar as the ‘gateway to the desert’ and for its strong connection to the country’s traditional culture and heritage.
Education City Stadium is an ultra-modern facility designed to host the Quarter Finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament in Doha, Qatar. This will be the second World Cup Stadium to be designed alongside Al Rayyan Stadium.
A stadium for a hot and dry climate has very different drivers to one built within a temperate climate.
The inspiration for this project is reflected at the base of the VIDENA Athletic Stadium and the Bowling Centre, as well as in the light fabric roof of the Athletic Stadium and metal facade of the Bowling Centre.
The ocean waves on the façade of VIDENA Aquatic Centre to highlight the symbolism of the sea and its relevance for the City of Lima.
The inspiration for the Polideportivo is based on Callao’s rich nautical heritage and identity. It embodies the citizens’ strong connection to the sea.
Sustainable upgrade to the existing outdoor track built in 2014. To meet the Parapan and Panamerican Games, and the UCI requirements for a Category II velodrome, a building was added around the outdoor track.
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Yas Marina Circuit’s multipurpose venue, The Paddock Club, has benefitted from a significant expansion, thanks to a creative redesign by architects from BDP Pattern.
BDP has announced that is has become an official partner of Lancashire County Cricket Club, with which it has worked for more than 15 years on the redevelopment of Emirates Old Trafford.
BDP’s designs for a new high-quality sports facility in the heart of Lancashire have been approved in principle by the county council.
Like all sporting venues, there are very specific rules in cricket governing the scale and geometry of the pitch and wickets – ‘the hallowed turf’.
Delivering universally accessible design, the Toronto Parapan American Games has left a lasting legacy for inclusivity at sports venues. Having aimed to create the most accessible games ever, our inclusive design consultancy, Human Space, worked with the Planning, Design and Compliance team on the Athlete’s Village and four of the new sports venues for the Canadian edition of the event.
Here we outline the top five considerations for designing a cycling velodrome, which informed our design of the VIDENA Velodrome in Lima for the Pan American and Parapan American Games in 2019.
Professional cyclists and para-cyclists might move quicker than the speed of light, but for this year’s Commonwealth Games at Lee Valley VeloPark, BDP’s lighting team has delivered an efficient and effective lighting scheme that keeps pace.