Boogertman Urban Edge & Partners Design has developed new fiberC glassfiber concrete panels for FIFA World CupStadium, which they state is a greener alternative to fiber cementpanels or aluminum sheets. The stadium, referred to as The Soccer CityStadium, is under construction in the suburbs of Johannesburg, andcladding would complete in 80 days.
The 40,000 panels to be used for cladding will be delivered by Rieder Smart Elementsand will be transported 8,500 miles. The transportation process cannotbe termed green, but Boogertman Urban Edge & Partners design statesthat the material on the whole is green and has 40% less global warmingpotential than fiber cement panels. This refit of the stadium willincrease its capacity from 80,000 to 94,700. Ten such stadiums will beused during the FIFA World Cup 2010.