Victoria Richardson

Within the context of sustainable design, much focus is currently placed on the energy efficiency of structures. However, there has been less focus on the reuse and disposal of buildings at the end of their life cycle. In particular, the construction of sports venues for a single major event poses a problem as their use is significantly reduced after the event. My thesis aims to address this issue through the design of an improved modular structure which can be used as part of a stadium structure. There have been great improvements in design for reuse, with the London 2012 Olympic Games having the largest number of temporary structures of any Olympics to date and only building new structures that would have a sustainable legacy after the closing of the games. I aim to expand this notion of building for deconstruction and reuse by taking into account sustainability alongside structural soundness.

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