Feb 8, 2010

12 World’s weirdest stadiums


A lot of stadiums around the world have the finest design and they give pride to the countries where they are located. Yet there are some stadiums where architects have failed and there are some very clever adaptations to the surrounding landscape and that makes them kinda weird.

osakastadium Japan, Osaka stadium, former home ground of baseball team Nankai Hawks. The stadium situated in center of Osaka City, with capacity of 31379 seats. In 1988, The Hawks’ owner company sold the team to Daiei Group and moved to Fukuoka City. As 3 remaining teams in Metro Osaka got their own stadiums, Osaka stadium was abandoned for baseball and soon converted to sample housing showground. The stadium was demolished in 1998 and and shopping center is build on that location.

Caracas bolivia-stadium Venezuela, Caracas “Cocodrilos Sports Park” is a multi-use stadium. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the part time home stadium of Caracas FC. The stadium holds 3,000 people and lies next to a highway.
braga-rocky-stadium bragarockystadium Portugal, Braga. One of the most expensive and weirdest stadiums in Portugal. The enormous rock moving process contributed heavily to the final $122 million cost, more than any other of the ten new stadiums built for European football championship in 2004. The stadium is often considered one of the most original and beautiful stadiums in the world. We find it strange.
croatia-stadium croatia-stadium-2imotski Croatia Gospin dolac is a stadium in Imotski. It was built in 1989 and serves as home stadium for NK Imotski football club. The stadium has a capacity of 4,000 spectators. Beautiful strange stadium.
eco-stadium-stairs eco-stadium-press eco-stadium-players eco-stadium Brazil Eco-Stadium “Janguito Malucelli” became famous for being the first “green stage” of Brazil, his main stand was built with chairs placed on top of a hill, without the use of concrete. Therefore, the stage is also called Eco-Stadium.
faore-stadium The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. Their national football team is playing with European national teams on pitch located next to the sea. There’s also a guy in a boat that collects the balls that fall into the sea during a match.
floating-stadiumfloat-terrace floatingstadium floating-stadium-4 floating-stadium-3 Singapore, Marina Bay. Made entirely of steel, the floating platform measures 390 feet long and 270 feet wide. It can bear up to 1,070 tonnes, equivalent to the total weight of 9,000 people, 200 tonnes of stage props and three 30-tonne military vehicles. The gallery at the stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 people.
bulgarian-stadium Bulgaria FC Chernomorets Balchik football club from the town of Balchik, currently playing the second division of Bulgarian football. The team plays its home games at the local “Balchik Stadium” with 6,000 of the ugliest seats we’ve ever seen.
norway-strange-stadium norway-strange-stadium-3 norway-strange-stadium-2 Norway FC Aalesund old stadium was very strange with terrace on a hill. Club build a new stadium in 2005. It was also a home of the Norwegian Woman’s Premier League matches.
google-eart-stadiumsouthaf-stadiumsouth-af-stadium-2 South Africa Mmabatho Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in city Mafikeng It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 59,000 people and was designed and built in 1981 by a Russian construction company.
vienna-stadium stadium-vienna Austria, Vienna the “Hohe Warte Stadium” is a multi-purpose stadium in. Primarily a football venue and the home of First Vienna football club, it has also occasionally played host to Austrian international rugby union matches and the Vienna Vikings American Football team.
belgium-stadium Antwerp Belgium FC Antwerp stadium was built in 1923 and was once one of the biggest and most luxurious soccer stadiums in Europe, now stands look totally different, each competing for the title “ugliest stand world wide”.
ukraine-stadium Ukraine, absolute winner , gravity is not a best friend of players on this team. We don’t have additional info about this pitch and is there any football matches going on on this field, but for sure it is fun for drivers on this road.

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Living in the mobile egg house


This house looking like a hard boiled egg is made by the Belgian architectural firm “dmvA”. It was actually meant to be a an extension for the “Xfactoragencies” office, but was rejected several times by local building regulations, so instead “dmvA” made a mobile office that didn’t look anything like the old “Xfactoragencies” offices.

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The whole “egg house” is made of polyester, and it took 18 months to build it. Inside you can find a bathroom, a kitchen, interior lighting, a bed and several niches for storage, and like that wasn’t enough the nose can be opened automatically and is serving as a kind of porch. It can also be used as an office, guestroom or garden house.

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Ultra realistic paintings on the wall

realisticwalldrawings_09 Passing by these amazing 3D paintings will make you almost believe that there are real people standing by the wall. The paintings are made in such a way that you would probably try to touch the girl that’s leaning on the wall or maybe the old lady that’s resting, because they seem so realistic. The most surprising thing is that the artist is only using his bare hands and painting to make such tremendous art happen.

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You will never think that these human bodies and faces aren’t real

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