BIG to lead design of new Oakland A’s ballpark


Architectural practice Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will lead the design process for a new ballpark and surrounding development in Oakland, California, working alongside fellow architects Gensler and landscape architect Field Operations.

BIG, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and New York, USA, describes its design approach as “pragmatic utopian,” and will oversee planning for two possible sites — the waterfront Howard Terminal and the 111-acre Coliseum property in East Oakland.

“We are honored and excited to team with the Oakland A’s to help imagine their future home where sports culture and local community culture unite as one. We envision a stadium district that will be active and inviting, 365 days a year, for athletes, fans and Oaklanders alike,” said Bjarke Ingels, founding partner, BIG.

By Tara Craig

August 23, 2018

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