AD Round Up: South Africa World Cup 2010 Stadiums

©gmp – von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architects, Berlin / Photo by: Marcus Bredt

2010 kicks off this Friday in and millions of people all over the world will be cheering for their national team. So to prepare ourselves, we decided to show once again the stadiums of Port Elizabeth, Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Check them all after the break.

South Africa World Cup 2010: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium / gmp architekten
The Nelson Mandela Bay Multi-Purpose Stadium located in Port Elizabeth is the third stadium designed by gmp architekten for South Africa’s World Cup. It will host eight games, including the 3rd and 4th place match. Check our recently featured stadiums by gmp architekten (Moses Mabhida Stadium / Greenpoint Stadium), and decide which one you like the most! (read more…)

©gmp – von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architects, Berlin / Photo by: Marcus Bredt

South Africa World Cup 2010: Moses Mabhida Stadium / gmp architekten
Situated on a raised platform, the multifunctional stadium is accessed from the south via a broad flight of steps. A 104m (two-pronged) arch curves high over the stadium as an emblem, visible far and wide. The main entrance at the end of a 2.5 km linear park coincides with the bifurcation of the arch, as a gateway to the city (read more…)

©gmp - von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architects / Photo by: Bruce Sutherland

South Africa World Cup 2010: Greenpoint Stadium / gmp architekten
The geography of Cape Town is uniquely dominated by the contrast of the Table Mountain massif and Signal Hill with the gently undulating landscape and, sorrounding it all, the Atlantic Ocean. Greenpoint Stadium is a landmark building in the parkland of Greenpoint Common at the foot of Signal Hill, and blends respectfully with the landscape as a whole (read more…)

South Africa World Cup 2010: Soccer City Stadium
Soccer City Stadium is located in Johannesburg and it was originally built in 1987. Among other important events, it hosted the first massive speech from Nelson Mandela after his liberation in 1990. However, it was completely renewed for the upcoming World Cup, becoming the stadium where the starting and the final game will be played (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Round Up: South Africa World Cup 2010 Stadiums" 08 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Sep 2014. <>


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      Yes, It was.. BUT they didnt design the stadiums themselves. It was done in partnership with Local architects, (Think it should of been stated that while it just said “gmp architekten”). They helped with the design – were not the SOLE designers… MISTAKE ARCHDAILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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