# Sodbilig Batjargal Module 8 - Part 1

Journal Entry For
Module 8 - Make Your Pitch

### Overview

For this assignment, I propose to create a tool called the "Basketball Stadium Optimizer" that leverages parametric design and optimization techniques to aid in the design and layout of a basketball stadium. This tool will be particularly useful for architects, engineers, and sports facility planners who aim to optimize stadium size and seating arrangement to maximize capacity, ensure optimal viewing angles, and enhance spectator experience.

### Step 1: Choose an Area of Interest

Focus: Architecture and Engineering for Sports Facilities

The tool will focus on optimizing the size and seating arrangement of a basketball stadium, considering factors such as viewing angles, seat accessibility, and overall capacity.

### Step 2: Need-finding

Intended Users:

• Architects
• Engineers
• Sports Facility Planners

Problems Faced:

• Designing a stadium that maximizes seating capacity while ensuring good viewing angles for all spectators.
• Balancing the stadium size with seat accessibility and comfort.
• Considering evacuation routes and safety regulations.

Needed Information and Assistance:

• Optimal stadium dimensions based on site constraints.
• Best seating arrangement for maximum capacity and viewing quality.
• Visualizations of different seating layouts and their respective capacities.

### Step 3: Design

Inputs:

• Design Variables:
• Stadium dimensions (length, width, height)
• Number of tiers
• Seat dimensions
• Constants:
• Court size (standard basketball court dimensions)

Underlying Logic:

• The tool will use parametric design principles to calculate the optimal dimensions and seating arrangement.
• It will employ geometric calculations to ensure optimal viewing angles for all seats.

Outputs:

• A 3D model of the stadium with the optimized seating arrangement.
• Graphical representation of seat capacity and viewing angles.
• Recommendations on the best configuration based on user-defined criteria (e.g., maximum capacity, best viewing experience).

### Pitch Overview

Intended Users: Architects, engineers, and sports facility planners

Need:

The BSO addresses the need to optimize basketball stadium designs to maximize seating capacity and ensure optimal viewing angles, balancing comfort.

Inputs:

• Number of tiers
• Seat accessibilities
• Viewing angle constraints

Underlying Logic:

The tool uses parametric design and optimization techniques to calculate the optimal stadium size and seating arrangement, ensuring good viewing angles and compliance with safety regulations.

Outputs:

• 3D model of the optimized stadium layout
• Graphical representation of seat capacity and viewing angles

This tool will be shared as a Dynamo script, allowing users to adjust inputs easily and visualize the results directly within Revit.