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AL_A Creates Stackable Soccer Pitches for Unused Urban Lots

AL_A Creates Stackable Soccer Pitches for Unused Urban Lots
AL_A Creates Stackable Soccer Pitches for Unused Urban Lots , © AL_A
© AL_A

Architectural firm AL_A has unveiled its design for Pitch/Pitch, a series of 5-a-side soccer pitches designed for unused or temporarily vacant lots across London, as well as in other cities internationally.

Created as a response to shortage of sport space in inner cities, the project is meant to be fast and easy to construct, “meaning it could be set up for a fortnight to coincide with a World Cup tournament, or last for a year, bringing use to vacant sites that might otherwise lie dormant.”

After working with Arup, the practice developed a modular system that utilizes a lightweight carbon-fiber structure, a material generally associated with the aerospace industry, but that is emerging architecturally at larger scales.

© AL_A
© AL_A

This material was also used by AL_A in 2015 at the second annual MPavilion.

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© AL_A

We’ve designed this intervention to encourage the theatre of the game, with spectators and would-be players drawn in as Pitch/Pitch animates the cityscape, said AL_A Director, Maximiliano Arrocet. Pitch/Pitch allows the game to retain an urban flavor, adapting to the number of players and awkward shaped sites.

© AL_A
© AL_A

AL_A is currently working with partners in order to finance and implement Pitch/Pitch across London.

News via AL_A.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "AL_A Creates Stackable Soccer Pitches for Unused Urban Lots " 03 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/800626/al-a-creates-stackable-soccer-pitches-for-unused-urban-lots/> ISSN 0719-8884

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