February 01, 2019 | Johan Cruijff ArenA, 1100 DL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Marcel Ridyard, Senior Associate at AFL Architects

Marcel Ridyard


Senior Associate
AFL Architects

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019


11:50 AM Designing for the Long-Term Impact of Stadia on Cities and Communities

From financing concerns and infrastructure demands, to the changing uses of stadia to become economically viable all year round, communities and cities have long debated on the real value that a stadium brings. Yet through considered architectural design based on a robust business plan, stadia can massively benefit both host cities and local communities. Many cities have become global landmarks for the stadiums and clubs they host and have attracted both sporting and nonsporting audiences to their cities.
This talk explores:
  • The legacy of host stadia built and upgraded for major sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Champion’s League finals
  • Balancing economic viability with the social and financial benefits to the local community
  • The considerations when designing for legacy use before major event use

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Marcel.

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