toyo ito: world games stadium in kaohsiung taiwan opens
jul 17, 2009
toyo ito: world games stadium in kaohsiung taiwan opens



world games stadium in kaohsiung taiwan by toyo ito
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designed by japanese architect toyo ito, the world games’ main stadium was unveiled yesterday at an opening ceremony. the stadium consists of approximately 8 844 solar panels on a surface area of 14 155m2 intergrated into the roof construction. the form which emulates that of a flowing river, depending on the sunshine, can cover 75 % of the energy needs. on days when no competitions will take place, the electricity generated is fed into the grid. with more than 40 000 seats it is surrounded by a vast new public park including palm trees and tropical plants. visitors arriving from downtown via public transportation walk down a broad boulevarde before turning into the plaza. at the stadium’s narrowest section ticket windows and restaurants are housed. concourses and upper level seating are supported by a ring of concrete structures.

 

 


world games stadium in kaohsiung taiwan by toyo ito
photo marc bibo

 

 


world games stadium – construction
© fu tsu construction co. ltd
image courtesy toyo ito architect

 



world games stadium – construction
© fu tsu construction co. ltd
image courtesy toyo ito architect

 

 


world games stadium – construction
© fu tsu construction co. ltd
image courtesy toyo ito architect

 

 


world games stadium – concrete structures
© fu tsu construction co. ltd
image courtesy toyo ito architect

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