The functional goal of the new Streetmekka is to create a series of functional spaces for sports, cultural and social purposes arranged in a highly complex programmatic network. The aim is to meet the increasing demand for self-organized and individualized alternatives to the established club-sports and cultural activities, supporting GAME’s mission to attract local youth and create lasting social change through street-sports and culture, enabling integration and empowering them in their future lives.
Targeting a broad demographic audience from across a variety of cultural backgrounds, gender, age and interests, the architects’ goal was to create an open and welcoming building, lowering the threshold for involvement and engagement. This was achieved this by making a transparent building with a clear, well-defined organization intuitive to everyone. An anti-elitist, pop-culture take on a hybrid between a sports facility and a culture house, that is robust enough to stay open to the public 24 hours day without supervision and where the users are in charge and take initiative.