Assistant Professor Thom Moran served on the jury for Arch Out Loud’s recent architectural competition that challenged participants to synthesize and design a new multipurpose stadium at the former Olusosun Landfill in Lagos, Nigeria. The ‘waste’ competition aimed to strategize innovative ways of dealing with waste while also redesigning the infrastructure and typologies of the stadium to serve its surrounding communities. The winning entry was the Bamboo Stadium by Iulia Dorobanțu and Lucas Monnereau of ENSA Paris Belleville. Their design consists of flexible, small-scale social spaces for sporting events that also will accommodate local public programs.
In addition to Moran, the jury included Neil Denari (Denari Architects), Joshua Ramus (REX), Zeina Koreitem (Milliøns, Harvard GSD), Tei Carpenter (Agency-Agency, Columbia GSAPP), Ahmed Elhusseiny (AE Superlab), Olalekan Jeyifous (vigilism.com), Ola-Dele Kuku (Ola-Dele Kuku Projects), Nate Appleman (HOK), Andrés Jaque (Office for Political Innovation), Oana Stanescu (Oana Stanescu Design Studio, Harvard GSD), and Sylvia Lavin (UCLA).
To read more about the competition, visit designboom.com/architecture/arch-out-loud-waste-multi-purposestadium-results-01-24-2019.