Structure Type: Stadium
Project Size: 500,000 sqft
Location: Durban, South Africa
Completion Date: 2009
Market Segment: Sports Facilities
Owner: Ethekwini Municipality, Durban
General Contractor: WBHO Construction
Architect: gmp Architekten – von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Schlaich Bergermann und Partner, Stuttgart
Engineer: BKS, Sclaich Bergermann & Partners, Goba and PD Naidoo & Associates
The imposing stadium body of Moses Mabhida Stadium is covered with an unconventional roof consisting of a steel arch, which spans the pitch and is stabilized by the cable structure, combined with a membrane roof.
PFEIFER´s involvement was the creation of the entire roof structure.
The combination of a steel cable structure and a lightweight cable net, is quite unique for a wide span roof structure and was a challenging project, for both the planners and engineers as well as our installation team.
This project rightly deserves to be called one of the worlds most sophisticated steel structures.