This Kenyan Stadium Gives Sustainable Architecture New Meaning

By: Jana Pijak - Feb 25, 2015
References: waterbanks.org & modernfarmer
British architects Jane Harrison and David Turnbull are the creative minds behind this unique soccer stadium that takes sustainable architecture to new heights. The project was built in Kenya in 2014 and is equipped with a water-harvesting roof that is designed to collect up to 370 000 gallons of reusable rain water.

In addition to the architects' soccer stadium project, they have also built other Kenyan structures like a water-harvesting school that collects water for its students. Their projects provide water access to those who are without the crucial natural resource. Moreover, they inspire other cities to follow this sustainable architecture model.

In the case of Jane Harrison and David Turnbull's Waterbanks school, the structure "feeds water through a series of ceramic filters that purify it by removing pathogens." Their stadium is designed with the same model and aims to provide drinking water to hundreds of African households.