– to inspire a sustainable future!
The gorgeous zero-carbon structure is the world’s most sustainable stadium, and has been nominated for World Architecture News’ 2012 Engineering Award, setting a precedent for both the sporting and architecture fields. The space ship-shaped stadium runs on solar power while protecting spectators from the strong summer heat.
The zero-carbon stadium, which has a distinct futuristic look, is capable of storing solar energy in batteries, uses biofuels during times when solar energy needs to be supplemented, has a retractable roof, and has cooling devices under seats to avoid pumping out costly air conditioning.
The canopy roof rotates, to provide shade within the building and insulate against the sun. It is the first roof of its type and is already considered a pioneering move towards a more environmentally responsible approach to stadia architecture.