‘International Sport University’: Part of a Floating Transportable Array of Sport Facilities to Rent, for Mega-Sport Events

By Michael Burt.

Published by The Technology Collection

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The greater majority of mankind and about 90% of its nations are not sharing in the saga and the privilege of hosting mega-sport events and that, mostly, because of economic deficiency. It amounts to no less than discrimination on economic grounds which are incompatible with the Olympic spirit and the charter of principles of the Olympic movement.
The presentation intends to elaborate on a conceptual framework of a solution approach, centered on a design of a Floating - Transportable array of sport facilities which could be rented to the interested parties for the duration of the event.
The ‘Olympic Fleet” may include the Olympic Mega-Stadium, for 150.000 spectators, Olympic villages, miscellaneous land and aqua sport facilities, management communication and servicing module.
Weaving the ‘International Sport University’ (mostly for the underprivileged) into the proposed set-up is natural and logic evolution, meant to take advantage of the existing facilities and share in the rich, educating and inspiring sport environment around.
The proposition describes the architectural – structural design principles of some of the ocean going facilities while reserving the appropriate attention to servicing, logistics and economical viability of the vision and the enterprise.

Keywords: Mega Sport Events, Sport Facilities, Floating, Transportable, Sport University

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.93-106. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.519MB).

Prof. Michael Burt

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, HAIFA, Israel

Michael Burt is an Architect (b. Warsaw, Poland, 1937) on the Faculty of Architecture & T.P, Technion, I.I.T, Haifa, 32000, Israel. Fields of interest: Structural Morphology, Architectural & urban design & Space Structures. He is Dean of the faculty of Architecture & T.P. Technion, I.I.T (1977-1980) (1989-1994). Awards: Pioneers Award for distinguished contributions in the field of Space Structures, 2002; Minerva Grant Award, for 1 year of research in Germany, 1985÷6; Japan foundation Fellowship for senior scientists, 1992; Professor Emeritus, Technion, I.I.T, 2006; Many academic & professional prizes. Publications: ‘Spatial Arrangements and Polyhedra with Curved Surfaces and their Application in Architecture’; Doctoral Thesis (600 copies), Technion publication, 1966;’Infinite Polyhedra’ (with A.Wachman, & M.Kleinman) (108 p.), 1974; Second addition, (1200 copies) 2005, Technion publication. ‘The Periodic Table of the Polyhedral Universe’, Technion publication, 1996; Exhibition (personal) in the Russian Architecture Museum (MUAR) on ‘Conceptual Architecture’, 2003; Numerous Exhibitions in Israel & abroad,1969-1997.


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