25 Dec '14, 2pm

Proyecto revolucionario: Casa futebol architects want to turn Brazils stadiums into affordable housing

As of this weekend, Brazil has to decide what to do with the stadiums and facilities built for the World Cup. Temporary buildings will be dismantled, some will be reused, but a large number of objects will have to be repurposed or demolished otherwise they will end up sitting vacant. Some of the stadiums might be converted into public parks, but one of the most cost effective reuse plans is based on the idea of keeping them as event-based venues. Related: Barcelona’s ‘Las Arenas’ Bullfighting Ring Transformed Into Epic Commercial Complex Casa Futebol, on the other hand, proposes to transform the stadiums into much needed affordable housing structures. Modular housing units would be installed between concrete pylons and stacked around the stadiums’ perimeter, making use of most of the space which is otherwise not used. The architects plan to keep the original function of th...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/casa-futebol-architects-want-to-turn...

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