Architects Propose Converting World Cup Stadiums Into Affordable Housing
Architects are suggesting that Brazil recycle its facilities as badly needed residential space.
With the World Cup settled and its new stadiums emptied of fans, Brazil faces the question of how to best use these structures. According to a duo of French architects, turning the buildings into much-needed housing is a good answer.
Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux of 1week1project have suggested that many of Brazil's World Cup stadiums might be converted into low-cost housing. The transformation would require the insertion of prefabricated units of approximately 105 square meters (1,130 square feet) between existing, load-bearing pillars. According to their Casa Futebol proposal, it would contribute a significant amount of living space to host cities while still allowing use of the stadium as an athletic and event space, the proceeds of which could support maintenance.