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O2 vs. Estadio Jose Alvalade
Posted by: VoodooLounge13 ()
Date: May 3, 2007 21:43

Does anyone know if the O2 was designed by the same guy? These are the only 2 stadiums I've seen with those strange yellow beam things...

Re: O2 vs. Estadio Jose Alvalade
Posted by: Mr Jimmy ()
Date: May 3, 2007 21:52

The strange yellow beams are part of the millenium dome, the original building built to celebrate the millenium (year 2000).

The O2 arena is INSIDE the millenium dome, and is only one part of the complex, which features bars, restaurants, a nightclub, a 2000-seater theatre etc etc...

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Re: O2 vs. Estadio Jose Alvalade
Posted by: VoodooLounge13 ()
Date: May 3, 2007 21:55

Oh OK - thanks for clarifying that, Jimmy - so anybody know if the Millennium Dome was designed by the same guy that designed the Estadio Jose Alvalade? LOL

Re: O2 vs. Estadio Jose Alvalade
Posted by: bv ()
Date: May 3, 2007 22:03

The Millenium Dome - now known as The O2 - was designed by Richard Rogers, finished in 1999, just in time for the new Millenium.

Millennium Dome architectual details:
[www.greatbuildings.com]

Other designs by Richard Rogers:
Centre Pompidou, at Paris, France, 1972 to 1976.
PA Technology Center UK, at Hertfordshire, England, 1975 to 1983.
Lloyds Building, at London, England, 1979 to 1984.
INMOS Factory, at Newport, South Wales, 1980 to 1982.
PA Technology Center, at Princeton, New Jersey, 1982.
Palais des Droits de l'Homme, at Strasbourg, France, 1989 to 1995. at ArchitectureWeek
88 Wood Street, at London, England, 1993 to 2001.
Millennium Dome, at London, England, 1999.
Barajas New Area Terminal (NAT), with Estudio Lamela, at Madrid, Spain, 2005 National Assembly for Wales, at Cardiff, Wales, 2006

Estádio José Alvalade Stadium was designed by architect Tomás Taveira. The stadium served as one of the hosting venues for the Euro 2004 tournament. Some of his works, all in Portugal, include:

Torres das Amoreiras (Amoreiras Towers), Lisbon
Caixa Geral de Depósitos Headquarters, Lisbon
Edifício Arco-Íris, Lisbon
Estádio Municipal de Aveiro, Aveiro
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria

Bjornulf

Re: O2 vs. Estadio Jose Alvalade
Posted by: VoodooLounge13 ()
Date: May 3, 2007 22:20

BV,
You are the MAN!! Thanks so much!! I assume the yellow beams serve an architectural need, but I don't think we have anything like it here in the US, and I remember distinctly standing atop the hill with the meridian in Greenwich last summer looking down at the dome and thinking, "look at the giant crown they've got built over there." LOL

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