Charlotte _ Next: Olympic Studio (Topic Studio Fall 2013)

This architecture topic stuido focused upon the idea of Charlotte as a host Olympic city. This idea was a reponse to many current and past events. The United States Olympic Committee recently asked Charlotte, NC to consider hosting the 2024 Summer Games. Following on the success of the 2012 National Democratic Convention, Charlotte was in the running to host ESPN’s X Games. Events such as these present host cities with the opportunity to reinvent themselves for the world stage. For Charlotte, an Olympic event would signal its arrival as a global city. Speculating on this subject, students explored Charlotte’s history, morphology, and future developments (such as the new north line of the light rail) in order tol determine how best to plan for a mega-event like the Olympics. Our full booklet can be found online (we will also post it here as a pdf soon):