Peddle Thorp Architects Designs Green Stadium in India

4 May 2010 (Last Updated May 4th, 2010 18:30)

Thyagaraj sports complex in New Delhi, India, designed by Peddle Thorp Architects, will be the first eco-friendly stadium in the nation. The 16,000m² sports complex will be the host venue for netball, basketball and table tennis during the upcoming Commonwealth Games in October thi

Thyagaraj sports complex in New Delhi, India, designed by Peddle Thorp Architects, will be the first eco-friendly stadium in the nation.

The 16,000m² sports complex will be the host venue for netball, basketball and table tennis during the upcoming Commonwealth Games in October this year.

Green features incorporated into the building by the Australian firm, along with the building management system, aim to improve energy efficiency.

The 6,000-seat building has been constructed using flyash bricks and uses recycled water and employed rainwater harvesting.

The stadium is clad in double-glazed glass to reduce heat transfer and increase light intake into the building.

The structure is powered by a piped natural gas turbine while solar power will be used for lighting fixtures, according to architectureanddesign.com.au.