Work begins on solar-powered stadium in France

04/16/2013 | Inhabitat

Construction began on the Stade de Bordeaux, a 43,500-seat stadium in France that will have a "massive solar photovoltaic plant" that will power the stadium and the area around it. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the stadium will be open and airy to link the spectators to the green environment outside. A square canopy roof will cover the stadium and be supported by slim, white columns meant to evoke trees. The structure is expected to be finished in 2015.

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