pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
jul 26, 2013

pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD

pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 

paris-and-madrid-based firm independent architectural diplomacy has unveiled their masterplan proposal for the 2015 pan african games, a multi-sport event held every four years that electrifies the continent and focusses on exemplary african and international sportsmanship. while this year’s event will be held in the original host city of brazzaville, capital of the republic of congo, first the first time in 50 years, IAD’s plan uses the meandering lines of the congo river to inform the complex’s layout and express the cartographic connection of the city to other african capitals. aside from channeling the vitality of the river, the sinuous paths also delineate 3 programmatic areas and organize public spaces. the built spaces evoke the oblong shapes prevalent in traditional african crafts, textiles and fabrics; in particular tribal shields served as volumetric references for the intersecting concrete shells of the main stadium.

 

 


a walkthrough of the proposal
video © group IAD

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 


pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
image © independent architectural diplomacy

 

 

 

project info:

 

architects: IAD cottrell, j. michelangeli, r. sá
developer: unicon development
location: brazzaville, republic of the congo
stadium: 68.406 seats, 2 training fields
aquatic center: 2 swimming pools int/ext,1000 seats
sports hall: 10.000 seats, 4.000m2
athlete’s village:    2.000 rooms, 84.000 m2
hotel:120 rooms

  • It all looks great.
    Have the aerodynamics of the main stadium being tested?
    Have measure being put in place for extreme winds.

    The flow of this is amazing. I love it

    MAJOLA says:
  • Its all lovely and for the developments size it fits in nicely.
    The unfortunate thing is that even with some form of mass transit the development will need a minimum of 4 times that much parking. It is when the parking is added that these venues become something less than attractive.
    Even if all of the parking area was used for transit buses there is a need for more parking. In addition, why put the parking on the end of the development? It will be quite a trek to get to the other side.
    Best wishes for a lovely project.

    Ron Smith says:
  • So much ostentation amongst so mush poverty and misery.
    Appalling.
    But the design is great, yes. No doubt.

    nando says:
  • @nando

    Are the low budget housing dwellers few meters from the Olympic Site in London swimming in wealth?
    It’s pathetic when the first idea that comes from people’s minds when it comes to Africa is “poverty”. Poverty is NOT an African identity issue… It’s a global problem. Travel a little & discover the world and the PEOPLE living in it… Such small mindedness is pathetic.

    This is a great project, being from the DR Congo across the river, I believe this event will leave an amazing infrastructural legacy as this will open doors to many Congolese youth to have a place to explore their dreams in different sport fields, something they dont have right now…

    When talking about poverty when it’s not relevant, try to talk about how many kids will be empowered thru the legacy such infrastructure..

    Ebenezer says:
  • Great work, good presentation

    Deepak Shah says:

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