gmp Architekten receives IOC/IAKS Award 2011

Cape Town Stadium outside, © Bruce Sutherland

The stadiums built by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) in Cape Town and for the 2010 World Cup in received the IOC/IAKS Award on 26 October 2011. In the context of the international Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities (FSB), the International Olympic Committee and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) selected the Cape Town stadium for first prize and the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in for third prize in the “stadiums for competitions and events” category. The awards were received by Hubert Nienhoff, gmp partner in charge of the offices in Berlin, Frankfurt and Rio de Janeiro. More information on the projects after the break.

Ubuntu Centre / Field Architecture

© Jess Field

The Ubuntu Center provides pediatric HIV testing and treatment, counseling, education, and community empowerment. The design is focused on de-stigmatization and normalization of HIV testing and treatment. It provides access to a state-of-the-art facility in a beleaguered post-apartheid community. The design is a model for sustainable development that begins with environment and extends to the preservation of life.

Architect: Field Architecture
Location: 5 Qe Qe Street, Zwide, 6200, ,
Project Team: Stan Field (Lead Architect, SAIA, RIBA, Int’l Assoc. AIA), Jess Field (Lead Architect, Assoc. AIA), Mark Johnson (AIA), Jeff Pilotte, Andy Lin
Local Project Architects: John Blair Architects in association with NOH Architects
Project Manager: John Blair, Tim Hewitt-Coleman
Interior Design: Field Architecture
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Clinkscales Maughan-Brown
Structural and Civil Engineer: Iliso Consulting
General Contractor: SBT Construction (East Cape)
Landscape Architect: John Elliott, Matt Elliott
Lighting Design: Field Architecture
Acoustic Consultant for Hall: Ivan Kadey Design
Mosaic Mural: Dolla Sapeta
Networking and Communication Equipment: Cisco Systems
Project Area: 21,000 sqf
Photographs: Jess Field, Jon Riordan