Modern Architecture – World Games Stadium: Taiwan

Japanese architect Toyo Ito recently unveiled the World Games' Main Stadium in Taiwan at an opening ceremony. The ultra-modern stadium, in accordance with the ecological requirements of a “Green Building”, consists of approximately 8,844 solar panels which strategically placed on the roof.

Designed to look like a flowing river, the solar panels can cover 75% of the energy needs, depending on the sunshine. When no competitions are scheduled, electricity generated is fed directly into a grid, thus creating Taiwan's largest solar powered installation to date. The venue holds up to 55,000 spectators and cost $150 million to build.

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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