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Greenpoint Stadium to House South Africa World Cup in 2010

It’s nice to see an example of how architecture and sports evolve together. The pictures below were made in Cape Town, South Africa and they represent the new Greenpoint Stadium which will house the South Africa World Cup in 2010. The previous stadium in Cape Town had a capacity of 18,000 spectators, which apparently was not nearly enough, as the project from Gmp Architekten has a capacity of no less than 65,000 seats. The stadium is not only famous for its future matches, but also for its great architecture.  Here is some technical information from the architects concerning the giant building: “The lightweight membrane structure consists of extensive concave features forming a uniform, flowing facade that follows the undulations.

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The light-colored glass fiber mesh boosts this effect, its coloration generating depth and vitality. The translucent surface absorbs and reflects the changing atmosphere of the daylight.The angle of inclination means that all the seats have the best possible sighting of the pitch. The interior of the stadium is designed to focus all attention on the pitch, thereby generating an atmosphere of intimacy and excitement”. How is this for an additional reason to stay in touch with the World Cup events? -via Arch Daily

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  1. Ron said:
    February 4, 2010

    It won’t house the World Cup, it will host some games…

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  1. By Estadio Greenpoint sede de la Copa Mundial de Sudáfrica en 2010 | Concreto on February 6, 2010

    [...] Es agradable ver un ejemplo de cómo la arquitectura y los deportes evolucionan juntos. Las imágenes a continuación se realizaron en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, y que representan el nuevo Estadio Greenpoint, que albergará la Copa Mundial de África del Sur en 2010. El estadio anterior en Ciudad del Cabo tenía una capacidad de 18.000 espectadores, que al parecer no era lo suficiente, este proyecto de GMP Architekten tiene una capacidad de no menos de 65.000 asientos. El estadio no solos es famoso por sus partidos de futuro, sino también por su gran arquitectura. El color claro de malla de fibra de vidrio aumenta en este sentido, la profundidad de la generación de la coloración y la vitalidad. La superficie transparente absorbe y refleja el ambiente cambiante de la luz del día.El ángulo de inclinación significa que todos los asientos tienen el avistamiento lo mejor posible al terreno de juego. El interior del estadio está diseñado para centrar toda la atención en el terreno de juego, lo que genera un ambiente de intimidad y emoción “. -Vía freshome.com. [...]

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