Residential Stadium

**Archstorming International Architecture Competition Entry**

Intro:

When a country is elected to host sporting events like the Olympics or the World Cup, they are forced to build several facilities for the event to be properly held. Have you ever thought about what happens to these facilities after the gaming season is over? Many of them go extinct since there was not a need for them domestically and the city winds up with a huge unused space. We believe we can solve this problem with architecture and design.
Goal: Adaptive Reuse of Stadium
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Competition: Archstorming
Modeling: Audodesk Revit
Rendering & Animation: 3dsmax, Lumion
Architects: Parsa Aghaei, Khashayar Zar

Design:

You know how they say in every form of matter, whether you go deep into the molecules or take a look at it from distance, you will always discover marvels? That is how we thought of this project’s design. We wanted everything to resemble the world cup in an abstract way. You can find the shape we came up with in different ways in the crust, surrounding walls, floor plans and the tower. We also needed straight lines for later adaptation so curved forms are generally avoided.You know how they say in every form of matter, whether you go deep into the molecules or take a look at it from distance, you will always discover marvels? That is how we thought of this project’s design. We wanted everything to resemble the world cup in an abstract way. You can find the shape we came up with in different ways in the crust, surrounding walls, floor plans and the tower. We also needed straight lines for later adaptation so curved forms are generally avoided.

Tranformation:

10 specific point of the stadium floor are made of a special material and have a mechanism to rotate 90 degrees. When the games end, those floors rotate and make 10 openings to the center of the stadium, making the center accessible to all as a public urban space as it was before. In other words, we return the park to people and the city when we are done with it, while having created 10 separate buildings, each of which can be used as a residential unit or even commercial and cultural in some cases.
As for the arena, it reverses to provide better natural light for the residential units. For that, parts of the building will have to come to ground as shown in the following diagram (this part is rather conceptual and expensive)

Structure:

Given the reversed arena, the higher parts of the building are held with a suspended structure.