the new Everton stadium on the banks of the Mersey is a good template for me.I'm a little worried about which design direction they'll go for here. With Encore across the street, I'm imaging they'll go faux-chic - lots of curvy bronze glass - like what's being designed out in Reno at the Grand Sierra Resort.
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What I'd LOVE is if they focused on keeping the "Powerplant" vibe. I remember a trip back in 2007(?) when LucasOil stadium was being built - I always really liked the industrial design - especially with the massive steel structure - and just wished it wasn't stuck in the middle of a field of parking lots. A industrial-masonry specific design would be amazing here.
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Or use the powerplant structure like a mini-Notre Dame
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Or even better - something with a little flair like the Arenas de Barcelona
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There are a lot of similar elements with each site. (down to wind turbines in the background!)
Both built in industrial river banks with port infrastructure near by and old industrial architecture on site.
Everton have kept and renovated the 19th century pump house.
Dan Meis did a great job incorporating the dock feel with a newer look.
I think it's going to be spectacular when done.
Also for stadium nerds, you can see Goodison and Anfield in the background.