Staydium – Stadiums that live beyond sports

Submission: December 01, 2019
Registration: November 21, 2019
Language: English
Location: Montpellier, France
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Urban Design, Urban Planning


Since the origin of the Olympics in 1896, sports events have gained massive popularity worldwide. These events are big for all countries and a matter of great pride and responsibility for the host nation. It gives the host a chance to reflect upon their cultural values & promote tourism. Huge sums of public money are invested in organizing these events, out of which a major chunk is invested in preparing the venues for sports events to be witnessed by a global audience.

To cater to a larger audience, the scale of venues for major sports events like Olympics, commonwealth events is magnificent which require a large investment of public money. However, this becomes a massive issue, majorly in developing regions. The limited usage of such buildings after the event adds a layer of the issue in name of maintenance cost. These structures often become a liability for the host. Historically, a large number of such venues were demolished to reuse the land which may not the most ideal way to deal with public resources.


The challenge is to design a concept stadium for international events in a small city, such that the setup could be used/reused for many purposes beyond sports. The sheer culmination of many facilities and building services makes a stadiums an ideal box to serve many functions beyond sports. Eg. A public space, or a Market or a Fitness park, and many many more such examples. The multi-use perspective is seen in a time span of decades where a stadium might sit idle for more than half a year.


Launch March 26, 2019
Registration: 21 November 2019
20$ Students, 25$ Professionals, 80$ Institutional Access
Submission Deadline: 01 December 2019
Public Voting begins: 11 December 2019
Public Voting ends: 01 January 2020
Result Announcement: 11 January 2020


Prize pool of worth 15000$
First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)
Runner up: 3 x 1500$ (For students and professionals)
People’s Choice: 2 x 500$ (For students – Most appreciated project wins this)
People’s Choice: 2 x 500$ (For professionals – Most appreciated project wins this)
Honorable mention x 7 (Students): 250$ Each
Honorable mention x 7 (Professionals): 250$ Each

Go to the competition’s website

staydium competition