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Bordeaux Gets a Stadium Upgrade

06/02/15

Light, bright, and thoroughly modern, the new Bordeaux Stadium sets the bar high for future buildings of its type. Far from the bulky facades of its more clunky counterparts, the Stadium--designed by Herzog & De Meuron--creates an illusion of comparative levity, with a succession of narrow pilings for support and a nearly all-white color scheme to keep things open. The result is a pristine, transparent, and absolutely gorgeous bit of architecture ready to play host to 42,000 shouting, screaming, and otherwise indecorous football fans. Let the games begin.

Photos courtesy of Nouveau Stade Bordeaux