Casa Futebol imagines a future where Brazil's World Cup stadiums are transformed into public housing. Such a bold strategy isn't as complicated as it may sound. French architects Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux, the duo behind the project, envision sacrificing seating in favor of pre-fabricated housing.
According to the pair, five of the 12 stadiums built for the 2014 World Cup wouldn't need to lose seating at all. These stadiums would simply have pre-fab homes dropped into the gaps between the concrete and metal columns. The other seven stadiums would have homes mounted into the interior with a loss of seats necessary. Although Casa Futebol's aim is to create housing, the stadiums will still remain functional for future games, with revenue used for maintenance and to build more homes.
Casa Futebol Turns Unused Soccer Arenas into Low-Income Homes
1. Stadium-to-housing Conversions - There is an opportunity for architects and construction companies to create sustainable and affordable housing options by converting unused stadiums into homes.
2. Prefab Housing Solutions - The use of pre-fabricated housing can reduce construction time and costs, and is an innovative solution for providing housing in urban areas with limited space.
3. Revitalizing Low-income Neighborhoods - Transforming disused stadiums and arenas into housing complexes can help revitalize low-income neighborhoods and provide more equitable access to housing.
1. Architecture - Architecture firms can take advantage of the trend of stadium-to-housing conversions to offer innovative and sustainable housing solutions for clients.
2. Construction - Construction companies can use their expertise to help transform stadiums into housing complexes in a cost-effective and sustainable way.
3. Real Estate - Real estate developers and investors can capitalize on the opportunity to invest in stadium housing complexes and promote community revitalization through strategic investment.