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World Cup 2010: South Africa’s Top 5 Stunning Green Stadiums

Posted By Andrew Michler On June 9, 2010 @ 12:03 pm In Architecture,Daylighting,Green renovation,social design,Sustainable Building,Urban design,Water Issues | 9 Comments

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At number five is the elegant Green Point Stadium [6]. Since it is situated at the foot of Signal Hill between downtown Cape Town and the Sea Point neighborhood, the high-profile location demanded a very sensitive aesthetic design. The skin is a translucent silvery-white membrane that takes on the color of its surroundings while producing a soft glow at night. A truss and cable system supports a semitransparent roof that lets light in but limits solar heat. The stadium has capacity for 68,000 fans, and its design was specifically developed to reduce the venue’s overall profile.

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Number four is the Free State Stadium [7] in the city of Bloemfontein, right in the heart of South Africa. It was originally completed in 1952, refurbished in 1995, and was retrofitted again last year for the FIFA Confederations Cup. A great example of green renovation, the stadium features an increased capacity for 45,000 people and is now a major center for multiple sporting events and home to what has been called South Africa’s most fanatical sport fans base.


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[6] Green Point Stadium: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/stadiums/stadium=5011924/index.html

[7] Free State Stadium: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/stadiums/stadium=5002942/index.html

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