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September 01, 2015

MWW – Minden Wild Water Preserve
Set among the lush forests of the Kawarthas, near the township of Minden, Ontario, the Minden Wild Water Preserve is an engineered slalom course...
Image Credit: Sketch of Athlete Entry by Alexis Schneider
Architectural Credit: Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee
 
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August 21, 2015

Athletes Village – Block by Block
In our last post on the Athletes Village, or Canary District as it is now known, we talked about how the DundeeKilmer Integrated Design...
Image Credit: DundeeKilmer Integrated Design Team consisting of architectsAlliance, KPMB Architects, MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects and Daoust Lestage inc.
Architectural Credit: DundeeKilmer Integrated Design Team consisting of architectsAlliance, KPMB Architects, MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects and Daoust Lestage inc.
 
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August 20, 2015

Athletes Village
After 37 days of incredible athletic and cultural performances, the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games have come to an end. The banners that...
Image Credit: DundeeKilmer integrated design team consisting of architectsAliance, KPMB Architects, MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects and Daoust Lestage inc.
Architectural Credit: DundeeKilmer integrated design team consisting of architectsAliance, KPMB Architects, MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects and Daoust Lestage inc.
 
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August 14, 2015

MIS – Mississauga Sports Centre
Not every venue for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games was a new build. Many competitions were held across the region in existing...
Image Credit: Richard Johnson Photography
Architectural Credit: Parkin Architects in Joint Venture with Zawadzki Armin Stevens Architects
 
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July 27, 2015

OCZ – Ontario’s Celebration Zone
While the competition venues for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games might receive the most attention, there are also numerous...
Image Credit: courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
Architectural Credit: Hariri Pontarini Architects
 
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July 24, 2015

Panamaze
Temporality plays a leading role in the design of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games. While international multi-sport events are...
Image Credit: Denegri Bessai Studio
Architectural Credit: Denegri Bessai Studio
 
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July 21, 2015

MIV – Cisco Milton Pan Am / Parapan Am Velodrome
A key challenge shared among many Pan Am venues – indeed among many large scale facilities built for multisport games - is ensuring a...
Image Credit: City of Milton
Architectural Credit: Cannon Design (Architect of Record), FaulknerBrowns (Concept Design Architect), B+H Architects (Master Planning and PDC Consultant)
 
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July 17, 2015

An Uplifting "Diving" Experience - Designing the PAC Dive Tower
By: Kris Vassilev, OAAAs part of NORR's team I had the opportunity and the privilege to develop the final design of the Dive Tower at the Pan...
Image Credit: Kris Vassilev
Architectural Credit: NORR Limited Architects and Engineers (Project Architect)
 
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July 15, 2015

Designing PAC - NORR Architects and Engineers
Hosting a wide diversity of events, from sitting volleyball to modern pentathlon, the CIBC Pan Am/ Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House...
Image Credit: NORR Architects and Engineers
Architectural Credit: NORR Architects and Engineers (Project Architect)
 
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July 15, 2015

PAC – CIBC Pan Am/ Parapan Am Aquatics Centre & Field House
Located east of downtown Toronto at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus, the CIBC Pan Am/ Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field...
Image Credit: Bob Gundu
Architectural Credit: NORR Limited Architects and Engineers (Project Architect)
 
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July 14, 2015

CIBC PAN AM AQUATICS CENTRE
Image Credit: Shi Gill
Architectural Credit: NORR Limited Architects Engineers Planners
 
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July 13, 2015

CEB - Centennial Park Pan Am BMX Centre
Located in Etobicoke, on the western end of the City of Toronto, the 2.3 hectare Centennial Park Pan Am BMX Centre is home to the BMX...
Image Credit: Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects
Architectural Credit: Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects (KMA Inc.) in association with Elite Trax Inc.
 
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July 11, 2015


The Making of SkyDome / PAD (1988) - a short film exploring the design and construction of PAD and the people...
 
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July 11, 2015

PAD – Pan Am Ceremonies Venue (Rogers Centre/Skydome)
““The SkyDome, as it looks, as it feels is on the way to fulfilling architect Rod Robbie’s hopes of designing ‘a pleasure palace for...
Image Credit: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_Centre#/media/File:Rogers_Centre_May_2011.jpg
Architectural Credit: Rod Robbie
 
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July 09, 2015

Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, Toronto, Ontario, 2014
Image Credit: Tom Arban Photography
Architectural Credit: Patkau Architects & MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
While not a Pan Am competition site for Toronto 2015, this OAA Design Excellence Award 2015 winner will serve as a practice venue for men’s...
 
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July 08, 2015

David S. Ingalls Skating Rink, New Haven, USA, 1958
Image Credit: Eero Saarinen, Library of Congress; http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2008680870/
Architectural Credit: Eero Saarinen
Built in 1958 and lovingly known as the Yale whale, the David S. Ingalls Skating Rink at Yale University was designed by renowned...
 
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July 07, 2015

Olympic Oval, Richmond, British Columbia, 2010
Image Credit: Nic Lehoux, Derek Lepper, via Archdaily
Architectural Credit: Cannon Design
Built as an indoor Olympic long-track speed-skating venue for the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, but now repurposed as...
 
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July 07, 2015

Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1962
Image Credit: Hiram Bithorn: Visión, ícono y estadio
Architectural Credit: Orval E. Sifontes and Alexander Papesh
Recognized for its mid-20th century design, and in particular its accordion-like roof, the Hiram Bithorn Municipal Stadium, is the largest...
 
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July 06, 2015

Maracanã (Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1950
Image Credit: http://www.lecoinsport.com/les-stades-de-la-coupe-du-monde-bresil-2014-22/
Architectural Credit: Michael Feldman, Waldir Ramos, Raphael Galvão, Oscar Valdetaro, Orlando Azevedo, Pedro Paulo Bernardes Bastos, and Antônio Dias Carneiro.
Known as the Temple of Soccer, the Maracanã has been host of numerous sporting events including the 1950 World Cup,1989 American Cup, 2007...
 
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July 05, 2015

Coliseums, Unidad Deportiva Atanasio Girardot, Medellín, Colombia, 2010
Image Credit: Iwan Baan
Architectural Credit: Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa (Plan:b)
Host of the 2010 South American Games, the coliseums brings together four independent sports buildings (basketball, gymnastics, combat,...
 
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July 04, 2015

Soldier Field, Chicago, USA, 1924
Image Credit: 1937
Architectural Credit: Holabird & Roche
Designed in 1919 and opened in 1924, this historic Neoclassical stadium hosted the 3rd Pan American Games in 1959. Part of the larger North...
 
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July 04, 2015

Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela, 1974
Image Credit: El Universal, 1976
Architectural Credit: Jimmy Alcock, in collaboration with Hector Hermidas and Roberto Andrade
Once the world's largest geodesic dome, measuring 145m in diameter and rising 38 m above the playing surface, the Poliedro of Caracas was designed...
 
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