sb Magazine

“sb” is the world’s foremost specialist magazine for sports architecture and the construction, modernization and management of sports and leisure facilities. With different topics, each of the six issues per year presents the latest industry trends in the international sports facility development.

“sb” examines design principles and functional requirements of modern sports and leisure facilities. It also presents the latest technologies and product developments.

“sb“ has been published by the IAKS since 1967.

“sb“ appears in three languages (English, German and Spanish) in 156 countries worldwide. These are mainly German-speaking countries and the rest of Europe as well as North, Central and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

According to a readers’ survey, each issue of “sb” is read by an average of 6.6 people. Over 80% pick up the magazine more than once, and 66% spend up to an hour or more reading “sb”. 63% of readers use the advertisements contained in “sb” as an aid to decision-making.
 

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11.July 2014 | sb Magazine
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"sb" 3/2014: Temple of football - Estádio Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro

200,000 spectators at the World Cup match between Brazil and Uruguay in 1950; 195,000 for a local derby between Fluminense and Flamengo in 1963; Pelé, Ghiggia, Sinatra, Pope John Paul II: names and numbers underpinning the legendary Maracanã stadium. Very few buildings in the world could match the importance and fame acquired by it in the comparatively short period of its existence. "Templo sagrado no país do futebol" – the sacred temple in the land of football, as the Brazilians call “their” Maracanã.

 

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10.July 2014 | sb Magazine
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"sb" 3/2014: Forest of columns - Estádio Nacional de Brasília

Brasília is the only city dating from the 20th century that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its range of public buildings, the “ideal city” built between 1956 and 1960 is one of the icons of the Moderne style. In this context gmp Architects, in cooperation with schlaich bergermann and partners (sbp), produced the design of the Brasília national stadium for Castro Mello Arquitetos (São Paulo).

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08.July 2014 | sb Magazine
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"sb" 3/2014: Sculptural monument - Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte

The stadium was built in 1963 -1965 to designs by Eduardo Mendes Guimarães Júnior and Caspar Garetto and – with its sculptural facade featuring expressive concrete ribs – is protected as a national historic monument. It is home to Atlético Mineiro, a club in the top tier of the Brazilian football league, and Cruzeiro Esporte Clube.

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