It's important to consider that even small improvements to public amenities can make a drastic difference to the morale of a metropolis, and the Life Stand project in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is a great example of this.
This set of sheltered double bleachers was the winner of the 2011 Trimo Urban Crash competition, open to student submissions that propose transformations of the city environment. The entry by Martynika Bielawska and Wojciech Nowak offered a very contemporary structure that would change the landscape of a park, and encourage the a sense of community. This was achieved through the construction of an abstract green pavilion, acting as a geometric archway between a basketball court and a football field. The Life Stand offers sports observers angled benches and the option of watching either match while subtly encouraging social interaction on a greater scale.
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