Australian architectural firm PTW Architects designed a glistening golden stadium for the upcoming 2015 All-Africa Games taking place in Republic of the Congo. Congruent with its brassy exterior, the Brazzaville stadium will be built with ultra-modern sports facilities along with quite a few ecological features. According to the architects, the shiny golden facade of the stadium was inspired by the “sun’s rays, as a symbolic interpretation of the longevity of the games and the excitement and colour that competition brings to the African countries participating in the event.”
Although stunning stadiums seem to sprout up internationally on an almost daily basis these days, the Brazzaville stadium will be especially symbolic considering that its inaugural event will be the 50th anniversary of the very first All-African Games. The $500 million sports and community development will be equipped with a 60,000 seat stadium, a 10,000 seat indoor stadium, a 2,000 seat aquatics center, administrative facilities and various outdoor venues.
Although the modern aspects of the stadium are quite obvious, the architects approached their design with a focus on traditional African culture as well. Accordingly, water and vegetation are interwoven throughout the master plan to symbolize the continent’s natural glory.