Estadio Santiago Bernabeu – Real Madrid Stadium Redevelopment

Having visited magnificent Madrid and all its cultural charm, one landmark that stands out is the football mecca of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu – home to the successful local Real Madrid football club. One of the world’s most valuable sporting clubs (and probably rolling in as much  money as it pays its players), they have recently released redevelopment proposals for the stadium to be completed by 2020.

Its futuristic design of the stadium wrapped by a large LED exterior will showcase video footage of the clubs sucesses, while inside will play host to a retail precinct and mixed use premises. Complete with a seamless retractable roof, the stadium is certainly ambitious emough to put forward such a plan in light of the economic situation in Spain currently. The project already faces an immediate challenge with legal matters, so whether this project comes to light will yet to be seen.

Singapore Changi Airport – Jewel Project

Having recently returned from my trip in Singapore, I’d thought I’d seen all the amazing sights and developments in the city-state. Looking to equal (or exceed) the sheer awe of the Gardens by the Bay project, the ‘Jewel’ project to be built-in between the 3 major terminals of Singapore Changi Airport, proves a stunner.

In short, the project (which started construction this week) will consist of a giant glass dome with a lush rainforest garden,  complete with waterfall and underneath a multi level shopping mall. Complete with multi level car park – how very Singaporean. Having been voted the best airport in the world annually, this new project is sure to tempt travellers to arrive to the airport with ample time to enjoy the city within a city. The concept and visualisation of the project is jaw dropping to say the least.

Have a look at the video below for the visualisation.

- Anth

More info: http://www.jewelchangiairport.com/

Koh Yao Noi

Anyone travelling to Thailand will be familar with Phuket, Krabi and the Phi Phi islands – which are all within the same south western coast of Thailand. But many overlook the leser developed Koh Yao Noi (Northern island) and Koh Yao Yai (Southern larger island) – these are right in the middle of Pha nga bay.

Filmmaker Philip Bloom captures the essence the the laid back island in a captivating and insightful film.

- Anth

1001 libraries to Visit before you die!

Randomly browsing on the internet, I stumbled upon this unique blog called ‘1001 Libraries to visit before you die’. Looking through the posts, I was facinated by the history of each of the buildings featured on the site and how diverse each of the locations were in purpose, size and architecture. Even some of the local Australia libraries were featured on the blog. It proves that sometimes the places that hold and store books, can actually be interesting themselves. Definately check it out!

http://1001libraries.wordpress.com/

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Japan and Singapore

So it’s been a while since i’ve ventured off overseas. This time I’m headed to Japan and Singapore! Singapore I’ve been once before and i’m headed back there to check out the places i missed out on last time. Also the sights that have appeared since – such as Gardens by the bay!

On the otherhand, Japan is a totally different scenario. I’ve never been there before and i’m sure it will be a bit of a shock – with all the sights and especially the spaghetti of train systems. But I have some Japanese freinds to meet up with and places written where i’d like to visit. Should be a great adventure!
– Anth

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Welcome to Doha – Timelapse Film

As you may now by now, timelapse photography/film always gets me with its simplicity and captivating visions. “Welcome to Doha” by filmmaker Michael Shainblum, captures the uniqueness of Doha and its arid landscapes – with the modern city rising from the desert sands.

- Anth

Welcome To Doha Timelapse from Michael Shainblum on Vimeo.