Residential Stadium Adaptive Reuse

2018-07-18 ~ 2018-11-21
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Competition introduction

Type: Architecture Design

Organizer: Archstorming

Partner:Young Bird Plan

Eligibility: Unlimited

Location: New York, USA

Submission deadline: Nov. 21st, 2018


「About Competition

The 2018 Soccer World Cup ended a few weeks ago. With it ends an intense month of an event that not only affects the sports world, but has direct repercussions in the economy, tourism or urban planning of the host country. On this occasion Russia was chosen to host the event. A total of twelve stadiums in eleven Russian cities have been built and renovated for the FIFA World Cup. But have you ever thought about what happens when Olympic arenas, World Cup stadiums or other costly sporting venues close at the end of the colorful events for which they were designed? Many go on to host local sports clubs. Others, though, become proverbial ‘white elephants’, scraping by as glorified parking lots, dirt tracks for stock-car racing and even, as in the case of Montreal’s spectacular Olympic Stadium, as a swine-flu vaccination center. In RESIDENTIAL STADIUM: ADAPTIVE REUSE, Archstorming will analyze how architecture can provide solutions in stadium designs, so they can always be reused after the event has finished.

Archstorming is calling for proposals to design an adaptive stadium that could also be used as a residential building. Giving the fact that the World Cup 2026 will be held in North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), the project for the stadium will be located in New York City (USA). The proposed stadiums can: 

– Work as both sports arena and residential building at the same time. 

– Adapt to sports arena or residential building depending on the required use or 

– Convert to residential building permanently after the sports event has finished. 

The stadium could have the following (indicative) program: Soccer field, Stadium stands, Residential units (recommended size: 30 m2 to 100 m2), Restaurants, Offices, Shops and commercial spaces, Multipurpose spaces, Bathrooms, Gardens and public spaces. 


「About Archstorming」

Archstorming was founded on February 2017 by two young architects and a lawyer. After two years of inpas between their studies and the company creation, they have been working and travelling in many different countries around the world. That’s why they finally decided to launch this project, because they believe in the opportunity of making the world a better place. The aim of the company is not only to expose architectural ideas and get solutions to many urbanistic problems but also to respond social demands and try to make a better world. The objective is to expose a minimum of three and a maximum of five architecture competitions per year, so that the interested people have the opportunity to show their ideas on a very visual and syntactic way, being as much resolutive, innovative and respectful with the matter as they can.


「About Young Bird Plan」

In 2013, Young Bird Plan, founded by Isa Ye, is an international platform for high-quality design competitions. With three key elements: construction, mentor’s guidance and interdisciplinary jury, the platform makes every effort to create opportunities for young designers in China. It is fast becoming a leading voice in global design fields like architecture design,  landscaping design, interior design, product design, logo design and fashion design.  Young Bird Plan has attracted 622 colleges and universities and 2,657 design firms from 145 cities of 36 countries.


✰ Registration fees will depend on how many teams are already registered in the moment of your registration.

✰ The sooner you register, the less you pay. Prizes will be 20.000€. There is a limit of 500 participants in the competition.