Cascoland Mafikeng 2010
Mafikeng was originally listed as a host city for one of the biggest modern global spectacles but unfortunately it was later dropped. While it could have benefited hugely from being listed, it is marginal to the current World Cup celebrations. The 59.000 seat Mmabatho stadium in Mafikeng was built in the apartheid era by the Bophuthatswana Government (previous Bantustan government created by the apartheid state) and is a candid example of un(der)used architecture.
This makes the stadium an excellent experimental zone and laboratory for architects, artists and designers to search for new forms of re-animating spaces. This will be achieved through out-of-the-box design approaches and translating this into actual interventions into the stadium.