What happens to a ski town without snow? This competition was launched by the city of Villars to re-imagine their leisure city as a reaction to global warming. My proposal removes an existing ice-rink and relocates a new multipurpose sports complex on top an existing swimming facility. By demolishing the existing ice rink and placing a green space in its place, the center of Villars allows nature to reclaim the oversized hardscape, bringing it closer to the themes of landscape. The façade of the new arena is retractable - allowing it to open and close to its elements, adding another level of flexibility. With the future of Villars uncertain, this facility aims to provide multiple scenarios of events, as it heads down a path of programmatic experimentation.
UNCERTAIN FUTURES, 2019