Deadline: 2018-12-16 Award: $8,000 Open to: Designers worldwide*
Waste is a global issue common to all urban areas. The world now creates more than a billion tons of garbage a year, which it incinerates, buries, exports, and recycles. As major cities expand so must their ability to reverse wasteful tendencies and begin living more efficiently and sustainably.
Landfills such as Olusosun were created outside the city to store waste away from inhabitants. But as the city grew, the once isolated landfill became the city center. Given the impending reincarnation of the landfill as a park, the site is missing an anchor—how could a multi- purpose stadium fill this void as an anchor for the park that engages the surrounding community?
Designers should interpret the ideal supplemental program for the stadium, exploring the inherent shortfalls of stand alone stadiums. Proposals should address the present-day concerns of Lagos by implementing an additional program that meets the requirements of the surrounding neighborhood and city.
Winning projects should inspire with great ideas and compel with memorable visuals.