ASG PhD/MPhil Projects

Sven Schmedes

Strategies towards sustainable integration of major sport facilities into the urban context.

Sven SchmedesOverview: Sven Schmedes worked on several international stadium projects in Germany, Dubai, South Africa and India. He received a grant for his research from the International Olympic Committee.

DETAILED

Sven Schmedes is an architect specialized on Project Management. During his career he worked on several international stadium projects in Germany, Dubai, South Africa and India. For his research on sustainable integration of stadiums he received a grant from the International Olympic Committee.

 

 

 


Before becoming Partner of Foster + Partners he was employed with von Gerkan, Marg and Partner (gmp), Bovis Lend Lease IRW AG and Michael Wilford. In 2009 Sven founded German Project Management India Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai, India.

PhD Research

The research analyses the post-effects of mega-events such as the Olympic Games on the existing urban context and on the regional development. The results of this research will establish outlines for strategies towards a more sustainable integration of major sport facilities.

The impact of major sport facilities like stadiums, on the existing urban context and on regional development is very great. In particular, where several new sport facilities are built for single mega-events like the Olympic Games, the impact is even higher.

Keywords

stadium; urban context; integration; sustainability; operation