Open Call - Residential Stadium: Adaptive Reuse


The 2018 Soccer World Cup ended a few weeks ago. With it ends an intense month that not only affects the sports world but has direct repercussions on the economy, tourism, and urban planning of the host country. On this occasion, Russia was chosen to host the event. A total of twelve stadiums in eleven Russian cities have been built and renovated for the FIFA World Cup. But have you ever thought about what happens when Olympic arenas, World Cup stadiums, or other costly sporting venues close at the end of the colorful events for which they were designed? Many go on to host local sports clubs. Others, though, become proverbial ‘white elephants,’ scraping by as glorified parking lots, dirt tracks for stock-car racing and even, as in the case of Montreal’s spectacular Olympic Stadium, as a swine-flu vaccination center. In "Residential Stadium: Adaptive Reuse," Archstorming will analyze how architecture can provide solutions in stadium designs, so they can always be reused after the event has finished.


Archstorming is calling for proposals to design an adaptive stadium that could also be used as a residential building. Giving the fact that the World Cup 2026 will be held in North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico), the project for the stadium will be located in New York City (USA). The proposed stadiums can:

  • Work as both a sports arena and residential building at the same time
  • Adapt to a sports arena or residential building depending on the required use
  • Convert to residential building permanently after the sports event has finished

The stadium could have the following (indicative) program: Soccer field, Stadium stands, Residential units (recommended size: 30 m2 to 100 m2), Restaurants, Offices, Shops and commercial spaces, Multipurpose spaces, Bathrooms, Gardens and public spaces.


  • July 18th - Registration Opens 
  • November 21st - Registration Closes 
  • November 21st - Submission Deadline  
  • November 21st - December 6th - Jury Decision
  • December 6th - Winners Announced

Prizes up to €20,000 ($23,500 USD)

Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    Open Call - Residential Stadium: Adaptive Reuse
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Ideas)
  • Website

  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    November 21, 2018 11:59 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    November 21, 2018 11:59 PM
  • Venue

    McCarren Park, New York City
  • Price


This competition was submitted by an ArchDaily user. If you'd like to submit a competition, call for submissions or other architectural 'opportunity' please use our "Submit a Competition" form. The views expressed in announcements submitted by ArchDaily users do not necessarily reflect the views of ArchDaily.

Cite: "Open Call - Residential Stadium: Adaptive Reuse" 01 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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