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Pros and cons of cork as an infill for artificial turf pitches

Granulated cork piloted in Hamburg, Germany

Authors: Torge Hauschild, landscape architect for district sports facility construction at Hamburg-Mitte district authority and Oliver Schneider, Labor Lehmacher | Schneider GmbH & Co. KG Photos: Torge Hauschild (Figures 1 and 8 to 11) and Labor Lehmacher | Schneider (Figures 2 to 7)

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Redefining the stadium experience

Author: Tom Jones, Senior Principal, Populous

Populous was recently asked by National Geographic magazine to collaborate on an article about future trends in stadium design and to explore the elements that are contributing to the rapid evolution of this building form. Tom Jones, Senior Principal at Populous, is pleased with his vision of how stadium experience can be redefined.

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Photos: Soccer Fields Around the World

One of the most appealing aspects of soccer is its simplicity—a ball, some open space, goal markers, and you can play. As the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia, with matches held in massive modern arenas, here is a look at the beautiful game in action in some smaller and more unusual venues around the world, including pitches built on a glacier, on a beach, floating in a river, made of straw, on a rooftop, and more. Read More “Photos: Soccer Fields Around the World”