Wired.com recently published an interview with architect Dan Meis about the future of stadium design. His company, MEIS Architects, designed Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His best known work is the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.
The STAPLES Center is part of a larger entertainment area, and that idea influenced his design of Stadio della Roma, the new home of the A.S. Roma, that will open in 2016. Another, older venue also inspired him: the Colosseum in Rome because of its lasting quality as a viable building.
In the video above, Meis talks about the Colosseum, his design plans for the Stadio della Roma, and the future of sports architecture, which will always be important to live events.
“The amazing experience of being together with 70,000 people and watching something happen, I think that will always be compelling to people,” he said.
After watching the video, please read Wired.com’s interview with Meis.