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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

pan african games 2015 masterplan unveiled by IAD
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