Architecture Competition to Design a Stadium: Staydium – Stadiums that live beyond sports
Since the origin of the Olympics in 1896, sports events have gained massive popularity worldwide. These events are big for all countries and a matter of great pride and responsibility for the host nation. It gives the host a chance to reflect upon their cultural values & promote tourism. Huge sums of public money is invested in organizing these events, out of which a major chunk is invested in preparing the venues for sports events to be witnessed by a global audience. To cater to a larger audience, the scale of venues for major sports events like Olympics, commonwealth events is magnificent which require a large investment of public money. However, this becomes a massive issue, majorly in developing regions.
The limited usage of such buildings after the event adds a layer of an issue in name of maintenance cost. These structures often become a liability for a host. Historically, a large number of such venues were demolished to reuse the land which may not the most ideal way to deal with public resources.
The challenge is to design a concept stadium for international events in a small city, such that the setup could be used/reused for many purposes beyond sports. The sheer culmination of many facilities and building services makes a stadiums an ideal box to serve many functions beyond sports. Eg. A public space, or a Market or a Fitness park, and many many more such examples. The multi-use perspective is seen in a time span of decades where a stadium might sit idle for more than half a year.
Better use of Stadiums
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Prize pool of worth 15000$
First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)
Runner up: 3 x 1500$ (For students and professionals)
People’s Choice: 2 x 500$ (For students – Most appreciated project wins this)
People’s Choice: 2 x 500$ (For professionals – Most appreciated project wins this)
Honorable mention x 7 (Students): 250$ Each
Honorable mention x 7 (Professionals): 250$ Each
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
There is no restriction to the degree or design disciplines to participate in the challenge.
Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.
There is no restriction to the number of members who can participate in a team.
The challenge is open worldwide for anyone to participate.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes November 21, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project December 1, 2019
Winners announcement Date January 11, 2020
Location of Competition
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