World Games Main Stadium, Kaohsiung Development, Taiwan Building, Taiwanese Architecture Design
World Games Main Stadium, Taiwan
Kaohsiung Arena: Taiwanese Sporting Venue – design by Toyo Ito
19 Mar 2013
2009 World Games Main Stadium
Design: Toyo Ito
Location: Zuoying, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
Opened: May 2009
Capacity: 55,000 (With Expansion Seats) ; 40,000 (Regular Seats)
Renamed: National Stadium Kaohsiung (last checked Oct 2015)
The National Stadium was previously known as the World Games Stadium.
The building is a multi-purpose stadium in the Zuoying District of Kaohsiung and currently has the largest stadium capacity in Taiwan.
The arena is used mostly for athletics and rugby events, but after the games finished the builidng has also been used for Taiwan football team matches.
The stadium layout is semi spiral-shaped, like a dragon.
The stadium, designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, makes use of solar energy to provide its power needs.
It is the first stadium globally to provide power using solar energy technology.
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