Greenpoint Stadium is another stadium designed by the German firm GMP Architekten – in collaboration with the local firms Louis Karol Architects and Point Architects – for the 2010 FIFA World CUP in South Africa. structural engineering of the roof was done by Schlaich Bergermann und Partner.
The stadium is located in a 80 hectare public park in Cape Town on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and at the foot of Signal Hill. The project with its clean and light design concept and undulating silhouette integrates tastefully in its surrounding landscape. Since the stadium could not be sunk into the ground due to the rocky subsoil of the site, an artificial elevated plateau was added in order to reduce the apparent height of the building.
The stadium is designed for both football and rugby games and has a capacity of approximately 68,000 seats. It will host one of the semi-finals matches of the World Cup. The angle of inclination of the seats guarantees the spectators an optimal view of the pitch from any point.
The lobby is located at a height of 25 m and offers a view to the pitch as well as a panoramic view over the Green point Common park, the city and the ocean.
The outer shell of the stadium is covered with a translucent light-colored fiberglass mesh that reacts and reflects the changing daylight conditions.
The saddle-shaped undulating roof structure is a combination of a suspended roof with radial truss systems. It is covered with 36,000 m2 of laminated safety glass and a translucent membrane skin on the interior that offers weather protection and sound insulation.
The 16m-wide inner ring consists of clear glass that allows natural light to come through, while the outer glass is enameled, reducing light intensity by about 80%.
The technical elements and lightings are installed in the space between the glass and membrane.
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