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Architectural Review 1994

Jerai Stadium

Sustainable Edifice


The Jerai International Park was to be the first large scale sustainable development in Asia when it was mooted in the early 1990s. The Stadium was to be the jewel in the crown and it exemplified the idealized sustainable attitude towards building such a large building.


The stadium was to be built up with excavated earth from the surrounding plains, growing in mass as the seating demand for the stadium increased. When full capacity is reached, the stadium could have been capped by a concrete ring. The seating area would have been built up with concrete like a bowl.


Indentation left behind after the earth is excavated are turned into recreational lakes and stormwater catchment for the surrounding areas, and all around the stadium would be a park.

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