Cascoland Mafikeng 2010

Mafikeng was originally listed as a host city for one of the biggest modern global spectacles but unfortunately it was later dropped. While it could have benefited hugely from being listed, it was marginal to the World Cup 2010 celebrations.

The 59.000 seater Mmabatho stadium in Mafikeng was built in the apartheid era by the Bophuthatswana Government (previous Bantustan government created by the apartheid state) and is a candid example of un(der)used architecture. This makes the stadium an excellent experimental zone and laboratory for architects, artists and designers to search for new forms of re-animating spaces. This was achieved through out-of-the-box design approaches, translating this into actual interventions into the stadium.