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Nike Football Training Centre (Exterior)

Soweto, South Africa / 2010

Situated in the heart of Soweto, the Football Training Centre is the centre of football in South Africa, where 1200 teams and 20,000 footballers will play each year.  In less than 6 months, the facility was transformed into a state of the art football training centre the first of its kind in Africa. The facility encompasses 2 new full sized artificial pitches, 2 junior turf pitches, new lighting, a clubhouse & player lounge, an education facility for the Grass Roots Soccer & Life Skillz program, a training gym, a physio & first aid facility, a product trial, catering , administrative offices, a viewing deck and new change rooms.

Inside Awards Jury Comment

Inside Awards Jury Comment

‘. . . a powerful gesture for an impoverished community, communicating a proud sense of Soweto as a special place.’

 

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Imola Bérczi/ UNStudio 2012 AZ Award Jury Member

Imola Bérczi/ UNStudio 2012 AZ Award Jury Member

‘Everything about the nike football training center is impressive.'

 

Imola Bérczi / UNStudio / AZ Award Jury

Imola Bérczi / UNStudio / AZ Award Jury

'It has found a perfect balance between function, design and the use of local materials and resources [...] '

 

Imola Bérczi/ UNStudio 2012 AZ Award Jury Member

Imola Bérczi/ UNStudio 2012 AZ Award Jury Member

'This is a building that will be enjoyed for generations'

 

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