Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium / Toyo Ito

Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium by Toyo Ito
Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium by Toyo Ito

Construction is finished for Japanese architect Toyo Ito’s Solar Powered Stadium in Taiwan. The stadium’s roof is covered by 8,844 solar panels. The stadium is located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and it was built to coincide with the opening of the World Games, to be held this July.

The “World Games Stadium” holds 55,000 spectators and it cost $150 million to build. The stadium will hold the record for largest solar-powered stadium in the world with it’s 14,155m2 roof. It could potentially generate  1.14 gigawatt hours of electricity every year, enough to power up to 80% of the sorrounding neighbourhood.

Seen at deputydog. More images, after the break.

Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium / Toyo Ito" 17 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/22520/taiwan-solar-powered-stadium-toyo-ito/>