Casa Futebol transforms unused stadiums into low-cost housing
Charity starts at home
Although the huge FIFA World Cup stadiums cost millions to build, there is no long term plan to use them now that the World Cup is over. Enter French architecture duo Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux, who have revealed plans to recycle the mammoth stadiums into shelter and housing for those in need. Some of the stadiums they have "reimagined" wouldn't even need to lose any seating capacity – with housing built between the metal and concrete columns.
Each unit would be over 1100 sq-ft providing plenty of room for a family of four. The units would be stacked around the structure's parameters, making use of space that is currently wasted. The central pitches would remain and be able to host the occasional football matches and when not in use, could be opened up to offer green space to the residents. The project proposes that a portion of football ticket sales be used to finance the construction and maintanence of the housing. Football is a big business generating billions of dollars and this project would not only provide a green angle, but would help thousands in need in Brazil in the process.