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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Historical Structures

Regional character in international construction: A case study for Olympic architecture and engineering

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Historical Structures
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Regional character in international construction: A case study for Olympic architecture and engineering
  • Author(s): Laura Alexandra Brown, Manuel Cresciani
  • Keywords: Summer Olympic Games, regional character, globalisation, distinctiveness, identity, Nervi, Calatrava
Abstract
As the size and scale of the summer Olympic Games proliferated over the 20th Century, there has arisen a dilemma, in representing regionalism, nationalism and globalism in Olympic architecture. This paper examines, how regional and international characteristics of design impact upon the resultant architectural legacies of the Games, scrutinizing how the language of design is conceptualized with global or local properties; to act as an iconic monument to the event, whilst contributing to the local community and connecting with the historic evolution of the city. Whilst it seems that some of the works examined in this article, in spite of their international success, managed to keep what can be defined as a 然egional character・ distinctive of a particular culture in terms of architectonic language and technological resources; this quality seems to be lost in recent editions of the Games and represents one of the challenges to the next Olympic Cities.

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