Hardcover 305 Pages Images mainly colour illustr. Language German/English Dimensions 23 × 30 cm Editor Volkwin Marg Publisher Prestel 2010 und v. Gerkan, Marg and Partners Hamburg ISBN 978-3-7913-4439-2
With the construction of three stadiums for the football World Cup in Germany in 2006, the architectural team of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners added a specialism in stadiums and arenas to their worldwide reputation.
But whereas the three stadiums in Berlin, Frankfurt and Cologne for the 2006 World Cup were conversions of operating stadiums, the three stadiums for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa (Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban) are entirely new.
Meantime, four other stadiums in Manaus, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Brasília are at the planning stage for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
With these stadiums, and other new stadiums and arenas for Poland, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Slovenia, Romania, Libya, Morocco, India and China, Volkwin Marg illustrates how structures are evolved from diverse cultural contexts, local characteristics and functional requirements, and take on unique architectural identities.
Statements by the clients, plus essays by journalists, architects and engineers, explain the political, philosophical and technical background to the stadium buildings.