Waste Lagos Landfill Stadium

2018-07-23 ~ 2018-12-17
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Competition introduction

Type: Architectural Design

Organizer: arch out loud

Partner:Young Bird Plan

Eligibility: Unlimited

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Submission deadline: December 17th, 2018


「About Competition

Waste is a global issue common to all urban areas. The world now creates more than a billion tons of garbage a year, which it incinerates, buries, exports, and recycles. As major cities expand so must their ability to reverse wasteful tendencies and begin living more efficiently and sustainably. Until recently in Lagos, the Nigerian megalopolis handled its waste by relocation. It seemed simple enough to drive waste outside of town to the 100-acre Olusosun dump site beginning in 1992. Since then, Lagos is estimated to be the fastest growing metropolis in the world, expanding from a population of 7 million to over 21 million. The landfill that was once far from any urban activity is now surrounded by it. Earlier this year, the Olusosun Landfill was shut down by local government and slated for redevelopment as an urban green space and public park.

Perhaps a vision for the new park could include an anchor program that incorporates new attitudes relating to waste. In the urban core, space is something rarely taken for granted. Yet, the most profound and expensive modern day constructions humanity builds, continue to underperform. ​The stadium is a revered place, but one with benefits that rarely extend beyond servicing a single team or small portion of population.

arch out loud asks participants to design a new multi-purpose stadium at the former Olusosun Landfill. How could this massive structure, known to be wasteful in its resources, limited lifespan, and inconsistent usage, confront critical issues of waste in Lagos while sited on a former landfill? Designers are encouraged to consider how the stadium might act as a porous entity, serving as both a world-class sporting facility and local commodity.


「About arch out loud

Arch out loud is an architectural research initiative dedicated to providing opportunities for designers to explore the current atmosphere of architectural and cultural thought. 

​Among the many formative forces in today’s society, geopolitical, spatial and cultural issues are demanding the constant rethinking of former ideologies. arch out loud was created to offer opportunities to examine the relationship between the oddities of culture and processes of the built environment.

Arch out loud is dedicated to maintaining a research platform through which designers can explore contemporary issues and fronts of the architectural discourse through architecture competitions and publications. 

Hosting open ideas competitions is arch out loud’s means of both researching the most pressing issues in society as well as igniting dialogue between designers at a global scale. arch out loud intends to explore innovative solutions, find better alternatives to convention and invigorate the field of design through the means of our organization and public platform.


「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 642 colleges and universities and 2,737 design firms from 193 cities of 45 countries.

Since establishment, the platform is committed to providing young designers with more practical opportunities with the concept of “Competition makes a different world”. On the other hand, it constantly connects and meets various demands from political, business, and academic circles and actively fills supply and demand gaps among designers, manufacturers, developers, urban operators and users. As a result, design competition projects and related products focusing on urban space and daily life will be further promoted and perfectly made, which contributes to the urbanization in China. It is one of the most influential design competition platforms in the world.