A Stadium for the City
Leo, Jonathan M.
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Works cited: pages 81-82
"Sports stadiums in the twenty first century have a huge impact on modern cities, often making or breaking a city with its need for a large investment both financially and politically. Financially they are extremely expensive to build, construction costs often approach 1 billion dollars and then still require a large amount of money to operate, however they can also generate a large amount of revenue in a very short amount of time. Stadiums can influence a cities pride, with professional sports quickly becoming a social culture in itself, stadiums often influence renovations and redesigns of the surrounding areas. In order for this urbanization of the city to work successfully there needs to be a thriving relationship between the stadium, its urban surroundings, and the people of the city. Yet many modern stadiums built in today’s cities remain inactive for a large number of days throughout the year. This programmatic inactivity is due to the highly specific design of the stadium accommodating to a single particular sport. This project aims to solve these issues by; activating the street front and occupying the site 24/7; integrate with the community by providing more programmatic functions; and break down the two sided wall to invite the public in."
Keywords: stadium, urban, city, football, Los Angeles, sports, modern
CHAIR: Dietz, Scott
Clements, Craig W.
PDF : 82 pages, illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, plans
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