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Cape Town Stadium – Cape Town, South Africa

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Building:  Cape Town Stadium
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Address: Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa
Design Architect: GMP Architects
Collaborating Architect:  Louis Karol and Associates, Point Architects
General Contractor: Murray & Roberts, WBHO
Cost Management: AECOM
Seating Capacity: 55,000
Construction Dates: 2007 – 2009

AE Interests:
Hanging roof structure has no supports in the seating bowl and is one of most complex concrete and roof designs, its shape resembles traditional hats worn by Venda women, incorporates a translucent façade to absorb light and reduce noise [a]
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Written by John Purdy

September 6, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Posted in Built

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