Register: NOV/21/2018, Submit: NOV/21/2018, Eligibility: Architects, architecture students, engineers, philosophers, sociologists,  photographers, etc.; architect does not must be in the team, but it is recommended; individually, teams up to 4 members, *Fee: 50 EUR – 150 EUR; +VAT 21%, **Awards: 1st Prize 2,000 EUR – 10,000 EUR, 2nd Prize 1,000 EUR – 5,000 EUR, 3rd Prize 500 EUR – 3,000 EUR, 4th Prize 1,000 EUR – 1,500 EUR, 5th Prize 500 EUR; 10 Honorable Mentions

The 2018 Soccer World Cup ended a few weeks ago. With it ends an intense month of an event that not only affects the sports world, but has direct repercussions in the economy, tourism or 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 colourful 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 centre.

In the past World Cup edition, the spotlight was on the stadiums in Brazil, a country where there is said to be a shortage of more than five million homes although many more millions of Brazilian reals have been spent on expensive venues like the Arena de Amazônia in Manaus and the Arena das Dunas in Natal. Host to just four World Cup matches, the ambitious 44,000 seat Manaus stadium became home to the local fourth-division football team that attracts crowds of little more than a thousand per game.

In “Residential Stadium: Adaptive Reuse”, Archstorming will analyze how architecture can provide solutions to 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).

In the proposals, participants should see adaptive reuse as an effective way of reducing urban sprawl and environmental impact. By reusing an existing structure within a site, the energy required to create these spaces is lessened, as is the material waste that comes from destroying old sites and rebuilding using new materials.

The proposed stadiums can:

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

The stadium could have the following program:

  • Soccer field (length: min. 100 m, max. 110 m; width: min. 64 m, max. 75 m)
  • Stadium stands
  • Residential units (recommended size: 30 m2 to 100 m2)
  • Restaurants
  • Offices
  • Shops and commercial spaces
  • Multipurpose spaces
  • Bathrooms
  • Gardens and public spaces



Registration fees will depend on how many teams are already registered in the moment of registration, and will evolve as follows:

001-100 registered teams:     50€ + VAT

101-200 registered teams:     65€ + VAT

201-300 registered teams:     80€ + VAT

301-350 registered teams:   100€ + VAT

351-400 registered teams:   110€ + VAT

401-450 registered teams:   120€ + VAT

451-475 registered teams:   135€ + VAT

476-500 registered teams:   150€ + VAT

*VAT 21%


Prizes will depend on how many teams have registered successfully after registration deadline. If, after that date, teams don’t reach 500, prizes will be:

001-100 registered teams:   1|   2,000€     2| 1,000€   3|    500€

101-200 registered teams:   1|   3,000€     2| 1,500€   3|    500€

201-300 registered teams:   1|   4,000€     2| 2,500€   3| 1,000€

301-350 registered teams:   1|   5,000€     2| 3,500€   3| 1,500€

351-400 registered teams:   1|   6,000€     2| 3,500€   3| 1,500€   4| 1,000€   5| 500€

401-450 registered teams:   1|   8,000€     2| 4,000€   3| 1,500€   4| 1,000€   5| 500€

451-475 registered teams:   1|   9,000€     2| 4,500€   3| 2,000€   4| 1,500€   5| 500€

476-500 registered teams:   1| 10,000€     2| 5,000€   3| 3,000€   4| 1,500€   5| 500€

Depending on the country of residence of the winners, the prize may be subject to the withholding or payment of taxes foreseen in the law of that country.