Since the origin of olympics in 1896, sports events have gained a massive popularity worldwide. These events are big for all countries and a matter of great pride and responsibility for the host nation. It gives host a chance to reflect upon their cultural values & promote tourism. Huge sums of public money is invested in organising these events, out of which a major chunk is invested in preparing the venues for sports events to be witnessed by global audience.
To cater to a larger audience, the scale of venues for major sports events like olympics, commonwealth events is magnificent which require large investment of public money. However, this becomes a massive issue, majorly in developing regions. The limited usage of such buildings after the event add a layer of issue in name of maintenance cost. These structures often become a liability for 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.
Learn more on: https://competitions.uni.xyz/staydium
Launch March 26, 2019
Registration: 21 November 2019
20$ Students, 25$ Professionals, 80$ Institutional Access
Submission Deadline: 01 December 2019
Public Voting begins: 11 December 2019
Public Voting ends: 01 January 2020
Result Announcement: 11 January 2020
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
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