Stadia & Arenas, Stadium

Moses Mabhida Stadium

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The city of Durban awarded the specific contract to create a landmark with the construction of the new stadium for the aspiring harbor city. Further development of this idea led to the design of the arch, visible from afar and simultaneously a structurally effective element for the roof. The 104 m high arch transfers the vertical loads and pre-stressing forces of the membrane roof. The horizontal loads due to the pre-stressing forces of the cable structure are carried by two horizontal arches, which also define the outer edge of the stadium roof. These horizontal arches are supported by the façade columns, some vertical and some inclined, at varying heights. Radial steel cables span from the horizontal compression ring alternately to the vertical arch and to the inner tension ring.

Location
Durban, South Africa
Architect
gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Cooperation
BKS (now AECOM), Durban
Owner
City of Durban
Partner
Knut Göppert
Features
Membrane

Technical Data

Span of the arch
340 m
Height of the arch
100 m
Membrane area
46,000 m²
Seats
56,000
FIFA Worldcup 2010
70,000
Olympia 2020
85,000

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