Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town Stadium

Jakupa forms part of both the Urban Design and Architectural teams, commissioned to design the 68 000 seater Cape Town FIFA 2010 World Cup Stadium as well as the development the Greenpoint Common urban park. The Stadium, conceptually developed by German stadium specialists, is an elegant, sophisticated element.

The stadium is skirted by a two level podium, which can accommodate a number of program possibilities to support it’s sustainability. In developing an urban framework for the stadium, a structure was provided, against which not only the stadium itself responds, but the future long-term development of the site. By implication, the focus of the framework was to maximize the inherent possibilities within the site without compromising the myriad of sensitivities that include both local concerns and political tussles.

The urban framework developed takes a stance in the stadium’s response towards the substantial green space. It is commonly envisaged to be a human scaled urban park that is an amenity on the city scale.

Budget: R 4.2 billion
Client: City of Cape Town, FIFA
Team: Stadium Architects JV, Stadium Urban Designers JV
Project Type: Public
Location: Greenpoint, Cape Town
Status: Completed Dec 2009