Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa

The design for the visual communication at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban is inspired by themes found in the region: contemporary art, tradition, crafts and everyday culture. All of this offers a wealth of design themes that can be integrated into the given context and the sport. Bright, rich ornamentation, geometric lines and a warm, strong palette of colours derive easily from the climate, landscape and vegetation. The design radiates life, openness and an unconventional yet professional approach. In its functional clarity and with its positive, friendly and dynamic air, it supports the whole experience of sport. Line structures and texts are applied direct to surfaces, echoing local traditions of decorating, painting and illustration all manner of things. At the same time, this method aligns well with cost-efficiency considerations.

Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa
Visual communication | Information and wayfinding system

Corporate design, logo | Naming and numbering system for entrances, levels, blocks, rows, seating, special areas and rooms | Design | Typography, layout | Pictograms | Construction drawings | Site plans | Large-scale lettering | Wall design for Stadium Window | Work stages: Functional and design concept, design with key details

70,000 seats (FIFA World Cup 2010), 54,000 seats (legacy)

iF communication design award 2010 | Nomination for the »German Design Award 2012«
Ibhola Lethu Architects, Durban
gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Berlin,
Theunissen Jankowitz Architects, Durban
Marcus Bredt

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