CAPE TOWN STADIUM – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town stadium is situated as a solitary body, embedded in Greenpoint common at the foot of Signal Hill and is ordered respectfully into the landscaped complex. The exterior shell of the stadium was designed as an abstract, linearly arranged membrane construction. Its unique undulating silhouette, which is the result of the geometry of the
stadium body, transforms the stadium into a sculptural object and intensifies its integration into the existing landscape.
The stadium, designed to accommodate football and rugby games, provides seating for approximately 68.000 spectators, divided over three tiers.
Of these seats, 1.800 are business seats and a further 1.500 are intended for VIP and press use. Thanks to their inclination, all seats possess excellent visibility of the field.
The roof construction is a combination of a suspended roof with radial truss structure. The undulating roof is outfitted with laminated safety glass elements and its interior is faced with a diaphanous membrane.
Technical features are integrated into the space between the glass roofing and the membrane, such as acoustic and lighting systems. This space also provides protection from the weather and serves as a sound insulating volume.

project undertaken in the capacity of senior architect at stadium architects – design by gmp