• Cape Town Stadium (Green Point)
    © Marcus Bredt

Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town, South Africa, 2009

A particular challenge for the design development of the new World Cup Stadium was to respectfully integrate it into the surrounding spectacular back-drop of the city, ocean, and table mountain. The result was an elegant structure with an undulating roof edge, whose surface plays with the varying light conditions and thereby subtly and harmonically integrates itself into the scenery. The roof structure consists of a suspended cable net, stabilized by an elevated truss structure, and is clad by glass panes. The load of the glass panes helps to counteract the high wind suction forces resulting from the difficult wind conditions. A transparent membrane mesh creates the outer envelope of the façade and the cladding of the roof soffit.

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner; Louis Karol, Cape Town

  • Cooperation

    BKS, Cape Town

  • Awards

    IOC/IAKS Award 2011 Gold, SAISC Steel Awards 2010 Overall Winner, Preis des Deutschen Stahlbaues 2010

  • Client

    City of Cape Town

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision, erection analysis for roof and facade

  • Main axes 290 x 265 m
  • Facade height 26 - 38 m
  • Membrane facade area 25,000 m²
  • Roof span 79 m
  • Roof area 45,000 m²
  • Seats 68,000
  • Cape Town Stadium (Green Point) © Marcus Bredt
  • Cape Town Stadium (Green Point) © Bruce Sutherland

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