The city centre of street culture and a new sport
TEAM: Valentina Alekseeva, russian, KSUAE. (Russia)
The city centre of street culture and a new sport.
Location: Russia, Kazan, 55˚46’02.7”N 49 ˚05’37.1”E.
Design concept: Creation of an entirely new venue type which would be home to street art, street culture (music, street dance, street fashion), street sports (Cycling, Inline skating, streetball, Freerunning, work out), extreme sports (skateboarding, aggressive skating, BMX, MTB, parkour, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, Motocross, Motofreestyle, Drift …).
This venue would unite young people around common interests and draw the active part of the population to new kinds of activities. It would be the place of alternative pastime for the citizens. This project would make it possible to host National, European and International championships, drawing large numbers of people from every corner of the world. In addition, the center would be home to sports clubs, music and choreography classes, as well as art and workshops.
Function Units: Frame structure is elevated above the ground. The «heart» of the object would be the main stadium (100х200m) to be used for large scale events, festivals, Xgames, Fise, with the possibility of additional temporary structures (megaramp, bigair, Vertramp, scene and platform).
Other blocks would be joined to the «heart»:
1) Administration building, 2) Square with an amusement ride with a view of the waterfront, 3) block for extreme and non-traditional sports, 4) water ski club, 5) gymnastics center, 6) block for competitive sports, 7) cultural activities block, 8) tracks, 9) permanent and temporary residential blocks.