Homeless World Cup Legacy Center / Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos, Nanda Eskes Arquitetura and Architecture For Humanity

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The Homeless World Cup is an annual event, in which teams composed by homeless people from all over the world meet for a Football World Cup. In 2010 the tournament took place in Rio de Janeiro. For the first time, the organizing committee decided to build a Legacy Center, whose objective is to create continuity of the work with sport as a mean for social change.

An international design competition for the Legacy Center has been organized by Architecture for Humanity, together with Homeless World Cup, Bola Pra Frente and Nike Game Changers.

Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos and Nanda Eskes Arquitetura were the authors of the winning entry, and since January 2010 have developed the project for a Community Center in Santa Cruz (suburb of Rio de Janeiro) together with Daniel Feldman, design fellow of Architecture For Humanity. The project sponsored by Nike Game Changers had to work with an extremely limited budget and was divided in two construction phases, the first a public community facility, the second to host the Institute Bola Pra Frente.

Architects: Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos, Nanda Eskes Arquitetura, Architecture For Humanity
Location: Conjunto Liberdade, Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro,
Design Team: Thorsten Nolte, Nanda Eskes, Daniel Feldman
Project area: 310 sqm
Project year: 2010 (project and completion of first phase 2010)
Photographs: Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos, Nanda Eskes Arquitetura, Fabrício Pimentel