Thursday, September 10, 2009

Close up of the strip of PVC attached to the facade of the new 2010 Green Point Stadium in Cape Town

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Driving along the new golf course I get the first glimpse of the membrane

I have to get up at 6.30 tomorrow so I am rushing this
and did the minimal of photo editing

From Wakame restaurant area
I must say I feel mixed about the look
It looks good here
but what do you think of the above images ?

The info about the
Mesh fabric façade :

The entire stadium will be clad in a light, silver mesh fabric façade.
Large elements of approximately 2m by 10m will create a uniform, smooth skin that abstracts the building from any scale – it will be difficult to measure the size of the building in this context

Made of PTFE, this skin will be waterproof and windproof. The membrane comprises expansive concave elements that form a cohesive flowing facade, which follows the stadium’s undulating shape. The fibreglass tissue emphasises this effect as its colour creates a sense of depth and animation. The translucent surface absorbs and reflects the effect of the existing daylight

It allows only 30% of natural light and thus significantly reduces thermal radiation and glare while providing natural ventilation and cooling for spectators in the stadium bowl. The cladding has another important environmental function; that of reducing visual clutter by creating an even outer façade that respects the surrounding historic urban fabric.
WHAT Do you think ?


  1. hmm...we will see... the fabric hasnt even been stretched yet

  2. please tell me there is more to it then that???

  3. Dunno Manni but it sure looks weird
    Hey ! Where have you sneaked off to for so long :)