Section D

The design game

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31 January 2017

Episode 277

30 minutes


Photo: Robert F. Bukaty/PA

This week we don our sporting colours to mull over the role of stadiums in our cities and think about the role of colour in sport. Plus, a tour of a modernist complex in Belo Horizonte by the late Oscar Niemeyer.

31 January 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Stadium design

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Stadiums affect the community as much as the clubs that inhabit them. Tottenham Hotspur is the latest football team to expand its stadium, the historic White Hart Lane. It’s a vast architectural project the impact of which will be felt well beyond match days – with the potential to transform the surrounding borough for the better.

13 minutes

Chapter 2

6 minutes


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Chapter 2

Kit colours

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Kassia St Clair is a design journalist specialising in colour. She joins us in the studio to explain why kit colour matters and how the commercialisation of sport has made it an extremely bright industry.

6 minutes

Chapter 3

8 minutes


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Chapter 3

Oscar Niemeyer's JK building

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The late Oscar Niemeyer was perhaps Brazil’s greatest architect, responsible for many of the country’s most beloved structures such as the National Congress Building. Monocle’s Rio de Janeiro correspondent Sheena Rossiter paid a visit to one of his early works, the JK building in Belo Horizonte, to hear some home truths from its residents.

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