- # Construction
- # Social
- # Economy
This modular stadium typology can actually have a purpose after a mega-event like the 2018 World Cup is over. The stadium can be deconstructed and dispersed into various sites of these host cities, my example being Kalingrad, Russia. If a stadiums sole function is the exhibition of sport, then why do they cost so much, produce tons of C02, cause annually hundreds of migrant worker deaths, and at the end, mostly never get utilized.
The world cup has always brought joy and unity to the nations hosting. Yet, the unfortunate reality is that it became a financial, economic and infrastructural burden. I seek to counteract this trend. Regarding Kalingrad, this could empower the politically charged city into hosting a world cup that would benefit spectators but also make a positive impact on Kalingrad locally. These fragmented modules could turn into kiosks, social spaces and food venues, benefiting the population and creating a stadium ‘afterlife’.