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The Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg is the largest and most spectacular stadium construction site in the world. The icon of the FIFA World Cup 2010 will host the opening and the final matches.
The innovative Austrian company Rieder Smart Elements (which has a factory in Kolbermoor, Germany) made a significant contribution to the construction of the most important world cup stadium in Africa by realising the glassfibre reinforced concrete facade in native African colours.
Almost one year before the kick-off to the 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa, the last fibreC panels of the envelope of the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg have been mounted. On Monday 27 July 2009, the Rieder team in South Africa brought the installation to a successful end. A team of 150 local workers are fine-tuning the glassfibre reinforced concrete facade to ensure that it will shine in the eyes of billions of viewers, as they watch the opening match of the world championship on TV screens across the globe.
Rieder secured the commission from the architects of the soccer stadium, not only for its economic and holistic strategy, but also with its creative vision and sustainable product. – fibreC. In addition to its technical and aesthetic solution, the application of fibreC to the facade surpassed other international bidders with its eco-friendly qualities.
fibreC is a concrete panel, reinforced with glassfibres, which enables the efficient construction of aesthetically impressive and sustainable building projects.