Client: City of Cape Town
ARiYA has been appointed to provide project management services for the redesign and reconstruction of the old Green Point Stadium into a complex of three nodes: an athletics node, a sports and recreation node and a club node.
Once completed towards the end of 2012 the stadium will be home to the CPUT Athletic Club which comprises some 170 members.
All facilities have been designed to be accessible for the physically challenged. It will be run by the Department of Sports and Recreation who will have office accommodation within the complex. Clubs that had to move out of their premises to make way for the overall redevelopment of the Common are also to be accommodated within the complex.
The stadium will offer terraced seating for 5 000 spectators of which 3 500 will be under cover and a further 1 500 casual seating on landscape berms. The Athletics Club node has a physiotherapy room, dope room, electronic timing room, an athletic call room, male and female change rooms for athletics.
The Sports and Rec node also comprises male and female change rooms for the sports clubs using the five shared rugby, soccer and cricket fields.
The new athletics tartan track oval was realigned to become compliant with the IAAF standard which meets all the international requirements. To gain optimal use of the stadium, the track surrounds a pitch which can host both soccer or rugby.