B15_#148 // Altered Nature // Samuel Jaccard
Much like the quarries abandoned when no more ressources can be found, Olympic venues are often left deserted once the 16 day sport-binge has gone by. The multi-billion dollar investment is too big of a burden for the hosting city to maintain and thereby most state-of-the-art facilities are left forgotten. What if we could use the ruins of industrialized landscapes to host events such as the Olympic games ? Combining the two would mean less waste. Marble quarries for example have been shaped in layers of different heights and sometimes have water at the bottom. They can be seen as disrupted landscapes, but why not view them as potential diving boards instead ?
Samuel Jaccard is an architecture student from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)