Soccer City.

FNB Soccer City Stadium
Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg City Council
Completed 2010

Director: Bob van Bebber
Team: Martin Victor; Gavin Tucker; Vernon Govender

The major renovation and extension resulted in a world class 88589 seat, 3 tier stadium with the upper tier covered by the 40m centilever roof. The calabash façade design references the colours and pattern making traditions of African clay pots. The pot's facade is made up of laminated fibre reinforced concrete panels in a selection of 8 colours and 2 textures that make reference to the shades and textures of the calabash. The pot is punctured by open or glazed panels which create a suggestion of pattern on the façade that comes into its own when the inside volumes are illuminated.

2010 World Architecture Festival – Category Winner: Stadia
2010 Construction World Awards – Category Winner: Professional Services
2010 The South African Institution of Civil Engineers Awards – Category Winner: Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement
2010 Loerie Awards – Grand Prix Winner and Gold Award Winner in Communication Design: Three Dimensional & Environmental Design – Architecture and Interior Design
2010 Leaf Awards – Overall Winner and Category Winner: Public Buildings
2010 SAPOA Innovative Excellence Awards – Category Winner: Stadia
2010 VISI Awards – Shortlisted in Category: Best Designers in South Africa (Bob van Bebber and Piet Boer)

2009 Fulton Awards – Category Winner: Best Building Project – Concrete in Architecture
2009 Fulton Awards – Commendation for Unique Design Aspect
2009 SA Institute for Steel Construction Awards – Category Winner: Sports Stadia