Sportables Design Challenge

Posted by Architecture for Humanity on Jun 23, 2008

Around the world nothing connects kids like the power of play. In areas of great need there is an opportunity to use sports as a catalyst for social change.

The challenge: design a solution to create a highly demountable, portable sports product library, product development studio, and futsal (soccer) play area. This “pop-up” facility will be deployed to provide much needed (and desired) jerseys, shoes, and balls to communities that would welcome and use them to inspire change for youth of both genders.

For this Open Architecture Network design challenge, Architecture for Humanity is teaming up with Google SketchUp to bring the power of play to Capao Redondo, a densely packed, but colorful, friendly and energetic settlement on the outskirts of Sao Paolo, Brazil.