new concept for stackable football pitches

Pitch/Pitch: a new concept for stackable football pitches by AL_A




new concept for stackable football pitches
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AL_A unveil concept for inner-city sites to promote sense of community and healthy living. Football is universal – it brings universal joy to millions across the world and it brings communities together.

new concept for stackable football pitches
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But there is a problem as London suffers from a chronic lack of space for sport. Children no longer play in the streets as they once did and adults who want an informal game after work are frustrated by a lack of spaces and by high costs for what is available.

new concept for stackable football pitches
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Pitch/Pitch is a series of stackable 5-a-side football pitches to be erected on derelict or temporarily vacant sites across London. Pitch/Pitch is designed to be a temporary installation. Fast and easy to erect, it could last for a fortnight to coincide with a World Cup tournament or last for a year while a site lies dormant.

new concept for stackable football pitches
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It encourages the theatre of the game, with spectators and would-be players drawn in as Pitch/Pitch animates the cityscape.Pitch/Pitch allows the game to retain an urban flavour, adapting to the number of players, from 3-a-side upwards, and awkward shaped sites. And it could also host other activities such as dance classes for children and adults during the day.

new concept for stackable football pitches
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Working with Arup, we designed a modular system using a lightweight carbon-fibre structure.We are now working with partners with a view to financing and implementing the scheme across London. Source and images Courtesy of AL_A.

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