Cities Not So Small Sculpture

The City of Cape Town Stadium is breathtaking, not just a building but a true piece of sculpture by one of the worlds leading architectural practices – gmp. A few facts, its the only stadium to have a completely glazed roof. New stadia are typically dug into the ground with the pitch 5m or so below ground level, this one couldn’t be due to rock immediately below surface and cost to remove. A new podium was devised to bring spectators up to the main concourse level creating a base with a sculptural Anish Kapoor type form hovering on top. The roof is fully suspended from a perimeter ring beam and can move up to 1.5m.  Check out more images courtesy of the City of Cape Town.

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