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The stadium of the future

Last updated: 2003-10-12

David Masters and his stadium

David Masters and his stadium

A teenager from Jewish secondary school JFS has come top in a competition by designing an eco-friendly Olympic stadium.

David Masters, 17, who lives in Whetstone, north London and wants to become an architect himself, built his model from items of junk.

The My Eco Patch competition, was sponsored by city-based Artillery Architects, where David gained work experience over the summer.

"My entry was an Olympic-size sports stadium that used solar and wind power to operate the floodlights," said David. "I made it out of renewable materials so that it could be used afterwards for something like a sports academy."

The would-be artitect hopes to design and build his own creations and is an active member along with his parents Joanne and Phillip of Southgate and District Reform Synagogue (SDRS).

In what little free time he has, David also manages to be co-chair of youth group FZY as well as a youth leader and religion school teacher at his synagogue. He also has an interest in publishing being youth editor of Messenger, the shul magazine.