12 November 2010

NIKE SOWETO TRAINING CENTER






Via designboom.com: "In support of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, Nike built a football training center in the city's Soweto neighborhood. The center was designed as a playing facility for over 200,000 youth football players and an education center to fight against HIV/Aids. Designboom visited the building while in Johannesburg. It was constructed near an existing community ceneter with an addition designed by Vancouver based firm RUF project. The wood strip cladding adds sun protection to the interior, while also adding a striking design element. Inside there are change rooms with themes based on poplar football teams, meeting space, gym and first aid facilities. The intent of the project was to provide a lasting home for football in a working class neighborhood that would continue on past the World Cup." - www.rufproject.com

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