Staydium 2.0 – Stadiums that stay

Premise

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 hosts an opportunity to reflect upon their cultural values & promote tourism. Huge sums of public money are invested in organizing these events, out of which a serious chunk is invested in preparing the venues for sports events to be witnessed by a worldwide audience.

To cater to a bigger audience, the size of venues for major sports events is magnificent which needs an outsized investment of public money. However, this becomes a huge issue, majorly in developing regions. The limited usage of such buildings after the event adds a layer of the difficulty in name only of maintenance cost. These structures often become a liability for the host. Historically, an outsized number of such venues were demolished to reuse the land which can not the foremost ideal thanks to affect public resources.

What does this mean for the longer term ? and particularly the future of the stadiums?

Issue

Stadiums are infrastructure that generally loses their importance after the events are over. Not only they’re costly, but they occupy the generous areas in prime lands of cities.

This momentary purposed architecture requires tons of resources to stay it in function. The venues are newly constructed with hastily done feasibility studies and construction sanctions cause these venues to lose importance/popularity over time. they’re either demolished for alternate use or are just abandoned because demolishing is another cost in touch .

The rampant investment of public money to host such events goes vainly once the event is over. But can these mega machines for viewing live sports be quite what they’re today?

Can we pre-plan the longer term lifetime of the stadium and provides this momentarily used asset back to its people?

Brief

Stadiums within the past banked on exclusivity that live sports could offer. The closed structure may be a results of thought when narrow gates were ticketed then sports were served live. This was the sole thanks to consume the joys of live sports within the past, which explains ‘why’ the gang .

Today because of our advancement in long-distance transmission, almost every major esports are often live previewed in our palms. The closed structure of stadiums which was then a necessity is now hospitable experimentation.

The challenge is to style an idea stadium for national and international events during a small city, such the setup might be used/reused for several purposes beyond sports. The sheer culmination of the many facilities and building services makes a stadium a perfect box to serve many functions beyond sports. E.g. A public space, or a Market or a Fitness park, and lots of more such examples. The multi-use perspective is seen during a time span of decades where a stadium might sit idle for quite half a year.

Timeline

Registration Closes: 17th May 2021

Submission Deadline: 18th May 2021

Result Announcement: 15th July 2021

Prizes

Prize pool of worth 24,000$

First Prize: 6000$ (For students and professionals)

Runner Up: 6 x 1400$ (For students and professionals)

People’s Choice: 4 x 600$ (Open for all)

Honorable Mention: 12 x 600$ Each

Learn more about this competition here: https://uni.xyz/competitions/s…

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