WDC 2014 – Cape Town Stadium & Green Point
Everyone is talking about Cape Town as the World Design Capital of 2014. Across the globe, folks have cast a keen eye on the Mother City, eagerly waiting for all fabulous and innovative design projects to unfold.
With all of these creative projects lined up that focus on the central theme of “Live Design. Transform Life”, one cannot help but wonder what role Cape Town Stadium will occupy as it is, after all, an iconic example of 21st century architecture that is both highly functional and aesthetically pleasing.
This R4 billion structure, constructed as one of the venues for the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted a grand total of eight matches, and after all that shine from the World Cup faded, locals slowly began to question whether or not this stadium would rank up as a loss to the city. Let’s be honest: things seemed a bit dire for a minute, but this multi-purpose and world-class stadium soon transformed the space of Green Point – four years later and this trendy suburb has grown into an integral contributor to the urban environment of Cape Town.
If there’s one space in Cape Town that is always alive with activity, it’s Green Point. With its close proximity to the City Bowl and the V & A Waterfront, its easily navigable public realm and efficient transport connections, the little suburb has become a hub for cultural happenings.
Looking for a chic and ambient restaurant as a venue for a lunch date? Or a new hangout for night life socialising? Whether it’s food, drink, partying or live music – Green Point is urban, modern and the place every local a tourist loves to stopover at. Doesn’t it astonish how many international acts have visited our shores since the stadium was thrown up? The likes of Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and most recently, Eminem, have had sold out concerts at the stadium, and not only are the music lovers satiated – soccer lovers and supporters of Ajax get to enjoy the stadium too. So it’s safe to say that Cape Town Stadium has been thoroughly utilized since it was built.
One thing is for certain though: since Cape Town Stadium was erected, establishments have thrived, and accommodation options like Jambo Guest House have certainly benefited!