Architect Pouria Babakhani has made the unthinkable, thinkable using AI to predict what London’s stadiums could look like in the future. London is home to iconic and world-renowned arenas like Wembley and Emirates. The designer’s mind-blowing OTT iterations look straight out of a James Cameron Sci-fi. They were created using Midjourney, the AI program that transforms text into images.
Speaking to Designboom, Babakhani described, ‘Artificial intelligence design tools have the ability to streamline the design process, allowing architects to focus on the conceptualization and refinement of their ideas rather than spending time on manual tasks. This can potentially lead to the revival of visionary architecture, where designers are able to fully embrace their creative potential and push the boundaries of what is possible in the built environment.’
The Hamburg-based architect envisioned the London Soccer Stadium in an exciting range of design possibilities and otherworldly scenarios featuring unique placements in astonishing urban environments.
While one version amazes with an oval design featuring an open roof, another baffles you by perching on the top of a skyscraper, with a glass roof topping a UFO-shaped metallic base. The undisputed favorite is the football-shaped arena that fits the theme like a glove and looks captivating with the prominent hexagonal design.
The stadium design witnessed in Qatar during the World Cup 2022, specifically Stadium 974, was the first temporary venue in FIFA World Cup history. It gave us a fair idea of the future of sports and how architecture can make it even more remarkable. Stadium 974 was made from 974 recycled shipping containers made of stainless steel that was taken apart when the tournament finished. One of eight spectacular stadiums, the creation of Spanish architecture firm Fenwick Iribarren was heavily influenced by Lego bricks. It was conceived with the idea of ease of deconstruction.
The architectural genius allows the whole structure to be deconstructed and rebuilt in other locations. If this has left you impressed, we wonder what Architect Pouria Babakhani’s vision would do if it turned into a startling reality.