City v Country

A BBC feature on the stadiums developed for this ongoing World Cup Championships offers a few pointers for the Maze debate:

“Globally, a new generation of sports stadiums are fast becoming an important symbol of the cultural and economic future of a city and country…Crucially, they will also return to the heart of the cities, after many years of being sited outside the city.”

Top architect Ron Sheard argues that city planners will realise:

“how important these buildings are in city centres”