Behind the design at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

“Tottenham’s new stadium is so great that I thought: are they really letting me in?”

That was the reaction of journalist and Spurs fan David Aaronovitch upon first entering the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when it opened in April. Now you have the opportunity to delve into the design with the multi-disciplinary team who created it.

Join SEGD London and Populous at their Putney studios as the architects, wayfinding strategists and experiential designers responsible for this landmark stadium project offer an insight into their work—presenting the innovative features that make the building special, as well as reflecting on some of the main challenges of the design process.

The speakers for the event

Simon Borg 

With more than 15 years of experience, Simon Borg has worked for multi-disciplinary creative agencies in both Australia and the UK. His expertise spans experiential design, graphic design, wayfinding and branding and naming rights activation. He is currently the Creative Director of Populous Activate, a specialist brand activation and experiential design agency working within the sports and entertainment sector. 

Since joining the company in 2004, Simon has been instrumental in the delivery of projects including the brand activation of London’s O2 Arena, London 2012 Olympics multi-venue wayfinding, and wayfinding and brand activation at Tottenham Hotspur’s new 62,062-seat stadium. 

Maria Knutsson-Hall 

Maria is an Associate Principal at Populous. She received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the Lund School of Architecture, LTH, Sweden in 2009 and her master’s degree, with distinction, from The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in 2012. Since joining Populous in 2013, Maria has been involved in the design and development of a number of UK premier league facilities and has worked on concepts to attract more user groups to European stadiums. Most recently she led the work on the Tottenham Hotspur Experience building in North London.


Liam Doyle 

Liam is an Associate at Jump Studios, the interior design company that has merged with Populous to expand its range of interior design services and find new and creative ways for brands and organisations to connect with their audiences. His experience spans architecture, interior architecture, landscape design, lighting design, fashion and product design.

Most recently, Liam led the interior design work on the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, working closely with the Populous architectural team. He was responsible for the concept delivery of the high-end VIP and hospitality spaces within the stadium, as well as the full delivery package for the GA spectator concourses. 


Your SEGD London Event Invitation

Taking place at the studio of Populous, it promises to be an entertaining and insightful talk with mixing, mingling and networking. And if that wasn't enough, attendees to this event will have the exciting opportunity to join SEGD London on a private tour of the stadium at a future date to be confirmed on the night.

The event is FREE and tickets are available here: BOOK TICKETS

Thursday, 19th September 2019, 7pm
Populous, 14 Blades Court, Deodar Road, London SW15 2NU

We look forward to seeing you there!

Heath Pedrola & Simon Borg, Co-Chapter Chairs

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