Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi, India, 2010
Architect: GMP Architekten
Engineer: Schlaich Bergermann & Partner
The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium originally opened in 1982 and was upgraded to meet international standards to host the XIX Commonwealth Games, held in 2010. The 53,800 square meter Teflon-coated roof was built at a cost of $ 67,946,600 USD. It covers an area of 100 acres including 23 acres of green cover. The design is strikingly similar to Foshan Stadium in China built by same designers. A steel compression ring that weighs more than 8,500 tons and extends 71 meters into the stands, supports the tensile roof’s cable net system and membrane panels without any perpendicular support from inside the stadium. The cable net system features 443 tons of pre-stretched cables with a length of 2,220 km in varying diameters from 40 mm to 95 mm.