Soccer City – a world winner in architecture

Johannesburg’s Soccer City – winner of the World Architecture Award in the category for sport.Once more South African architects have taken their place among the best in the world – as recently honoured in the awards presented at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona.

Johannesburg’s Soccer City, designed by architects Boogertman + Partners, in association with Populous of the United Kingdom, is the winner in the 2010 World Architecture Awards in the category for sports buildings.

Designed and built for South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the stadium provided the stage for the opening ceremony and the opening match – as well as a series of other World Cup games – and the closing ceremony of the first World Cup to be played on the African continent.

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