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DESIGNSPORT in Ethiopia

DESIGNSPORT in Ethiopia

A consortium comprising Australian firms DESIGNSPORT and LAVA, Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, and Ethiopian firm JDaw Consulting, has won the international design competition for the Main Stadium of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The recently assembled Consortium received the exciting news last week and is now negotiating a full contract with the Ethiopian Government.
For this project, DESIGNSPORT, led by CEO Samantha Cotterell, teamed up with creative partner LAVA, led by director, Chris Bosse, and local Ethiopian firm JDaw Consulting.
Construction on the stadium is expected to commence in 2014.

Project details are:
CLIENT: The Federal Sports Commission of Ethiopia http://www.mwud.gov.et
LOCATION: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
SIZE: 60 Hectares
PROGRAM: 60,000 seat stadium; athletics track; aquatic centre; residential village; headquarters, Federal Sport Commission; and sports halls and arenas.
STATUS: Competition Winner announced June 2012.


Qatar Sports Master Plan

Qatar Sports Master Plan

Key members of DESIGNSPORT are engaged as Lead Designer and Project Advisor for the design and development of a Sports Venue Master Plan for the country of Qatar for implementation within the Qatar 2030 Vision. The project includes but is not limited to the development of Sport Facility and Infrastructure plans, Sport Development plans and an Olympic Games Exploratory Study.


Dubai Sport City, UAE

Dubai Sport City, UAE

Sport venue + event design specialist consultants in association with MI + HOK Sport

(now Populous)


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