Thursday, June 3, 2010

the architecture of sport

On June 11th the world will converge on South Africa for the Fifa 2010 World Cup.
With that said South Africa has stepped it up in the venue department check it out and........Come on England!

Soccer City stadium in Soweto just outside Johannesburg. Designed as a giant "Melting Pot".
This will be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies.

Interior of Soccer City stadium

The Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit

Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Bay stadium North end veiw of petal like structures.

The Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. Visitors are able to ride a funicular over stadium grounds, apparently not during matches though.

interior view of 105 high arch.

Green Point Stadium Cape Town SA

The building skin adapts to light conditions, offering shade during the day then becoming translucent at night.

Green Point Stadium was designed by GMP Architekten joined by numerous Cape Town practices.

Slick Green Point Interior

images courtesy of via The Guardian


  1. wow! it's really very lovely! they were beautifully designed! great place for soccer games! :D


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