Location: Durban, South Africa
Fabric Type: PTFE
Project Size: 500,000 sqft
Architect: gmp Architekten – von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Schlaich Bergermann und Partner, Stuttgart
Owner: Ethekwini Municipality, Durban
Engineer: BKS, Sclaich Bergermann & Partners, Goba and PD Naidoo & Associates
General Contractor: WBHO Construction
Completion Date: 2009


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.

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