The new national stadium of Singapore
was opened at the end of June 2014.
In 2015, it will be the venue of the
28th South-East Asian Games. It features
55,000 seats and replaces the old national
stadium, which was demolished in 2010. It
is a visionary dome construction, coated with
ultra-light ETFE material. The national stadium
is part of the Singapore Sports Hub, a
gigantic, 35-hectare large sports, leisure and
entertainment centre. It is currently being
built on the banks of the Kallang bay, which
is a first-rate harbour area of Singapore. The
futuristic national stadium forms the centre
of the new Sports Hub, setting new standards
in all areas of modern architecture.
The spectator stands, for example, are mobile,
and an energy-efficient air-conditioning
concept supplies each of the 55,000 seats
with fresh air. At the same time, the required
energy is only 15% of the energy required by
a conventional fully air-conditioned stadium.