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4. CAPE TOWN

4. CAPE TOWN

Cape Town

Capacity: 56 000

Year completed: 2009

Cape Town stadium is situated in Green Point, between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean. It was built by South African construction contractor, Murray & Roberts at a cost of R4.4 billion. The project architects were an association between GMP Architects (Germany) and two local firms, Louis Karol & Associates and Point Architects. During the planning stage, it was referred to by some as the African Renaissance Stadium and was then called the Green Point Stadium. The 37,000 sq m roof weighs 4,500 tons. The stadium is touted as one the most modern in the world, with the centrepiece a retractable glass roof that allows more natural light onto the pitch, and 360 inner spotlights. The façade is made of stretched fibre-glass mesh, and the entire venue adheres to strict green conditions regarding reusability of resources and light pollution.

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