sb Magazine

“sb“ is the world‘s leading trade magazine for the architecture, construction and operation of sports and leisure facilities.
By reading “sb“, facility operators, local authorities, investors, architects, industrial companies and craftspersons can gather information on current projects, trends and technologies in international sports facility development – and find the contacts they are looking for.
In 2016, the print version is entering its 50th year. Together with the fastgrowing online offering, “sb“ represents the perfect symbiosis of classical and new media.
“sb“ showcases exemplary architecture and the complete spectrum of innovations, products and services from the leisure centre, sports facility,swimming pool and wellness sector.

“sb“ has been uniting industry, architects, associations, the scientific community, local authorities and facility operators since 1967.
It is on these long-standing ties and its independent and authoritative nature that the reputation of our magazine rests. 76 % of readers consider “sb” to be objective, and a remarkable 90 % appreciate its expertise. Two thirds of our readers use the magazine as a decision-making aid for investments in this huge market.
(2014 Reader Survey)


08.July 2014 | sb Magazine

"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.


04.July 2014 | sb Magazine

"sb" 3/2014: Grand stage - Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador

Just a glance at the new Arena Fonte Nova reveals the stadium’s horseshoe shape with its opening to the south – adopted from the predecessor stadium on the same site. The design by Schulitz und Partner combines the character of the old stadium with modern elements and an innovative new roof design.


03.July 2014 | sb Magazine

"sb" 3/2014: Concrete giants - Arena Castelão in Fortaleza

The main goal of remodelling Arena Castelão was to transform the stadium in a multi-functional, sustainable arena. The Castelão Arena was designed to be a place for urban events.


01.July 2014 | sb Magazine

"sb" 2/2014: All-rounder - Activity area at Skåde School

Climbing walls, a parkour facility and manmade climbing trees. In the activity park at Skåde School in the Danish city of Århus, children of all ages can play, excercise and give their imagination free reins.


25.June 2014 | sb Magazine

"sb" 3/2014: In the heart of the rainforest - Arena da Amazônia in Manaus

The city of Manaus with its population of over a million is located in the jungle right on the River Amazon. 1,500 km from the sea, what was once the city of rubber is now a finance centre in a free trade zone with global trading links. The fascinating cultural heritage of this city and the magnificent backdrop of the rainforest make it highly attractive as a tourist destination.