Every two years we hear and see a city being consumed with new construction for either the winter or summer Olympic Games. In Beijing China we heard about the massive evictions and destruction in order to make way for Olympic buildings. In London we got to see the same developments in London’s East side, and in Russia we are hearing how the Sochi mayor is promising snow. What if the necessary Olympic buildings were only temporary,where the impact wouldn’t be permanent? We came across Ione Braddick take on the Rio Summer Games on Instagram. The project explores creating a new legacy for the Olympic Games through creating temporary structures for the Olympic Games. Truly an exciting and fun project to check out after the jump!
STUDENT: Ione Braddick SCHOOL: Bartlett School of Architecture PROFESSORS: Johan Berglund and Josep Mias YEAR: 5th Year
The Olympics are starting at the end of the month and again we are finding more and more student designed pavilions to be showcased around London. The pavilions are to be spread throughout the city, and are not designed as architectural feats, but as conversational pieces to passerbies. So if you find yourself walking through London this summer, you may find some interesting projects constructed in some unlikely places outside of the Olympic Park. Check them out after the jump!
Today’s project is from Ryan at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a school in South Africa. That’s right, Futures Plus is going global! Anyway, check out his project, a sports complex designed for the 2020 Olympic bid for the city of Durban in South Africa. With a goal of sustainability and use beyond the Olympics, the project revitalizes previous “lost space.”
STUDENT: Ryan Harborth SCHOOL: University of KwaZulu-Natal CLASS: Masters Thesis