Convertible stadium in South Africa

David Benjamin (Columbia University)

A stadium is an icon uniquely defining a place while serving as one of only a few places where tens of thousands of people gather at one time.Yet, more times than not, these looming structures sit idle and unused, diminishing the value of the huge investment necessary to create it.Understanding the multiple uses a stadium can provide both during an event such as the World Cup and after the fact can provide beneficial maximization of the intrinsic value of the stadium to its community.

  • Run experiments documenting each fitness criteria individually, allowing me to understand how each impacts the overall movement of the structure.
  • Refine metric analysis in Excel, looking at weighting and transformation.
  • Evaluate different positions within the stadium to understand how modules react differently.
  • Develop aggregations: Return to multi-depth modules exploring how this impacts structure and form