From Interactive Moat Stadiums to Pop-Up Paper Eateries

By: Rebecca Byers - Apr 23, 2016
The top April 2016 architecture ideas highlight various shifts in the field and its relation to consumer purchasing decisions.

BIG Design group, led by starchitect Bjarke Ingels, recently unveiled their ambitious plan for a new Washington DC NFL stadium that would include an interactive moat. The impressive plan falls in line with BIG's view to create multifaceted structures with unexpected uses that come to redefine the relationship between citizens and public space.

Separately, Universal Studios has announced the construction of a full-scale replica of the fabled Wonka Chocolate factory to become a dedicated attraction within the Orlando theme park. The interactive experience will bring to life Roald Dahl's imaginative story world as visualized in the Johnny Depp-starring version in 2005.