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Theatre of dreams


I enjoyed your article on the new stadia that have been prepared for the World Cup Finals in Korea and Japan this summer (NCE 28 February).

Both countries have put considerable effort into ensuring the finals will be enjoyed by all who visit.

Tony Gee and Partners worked on the design check and the construction engineering of the stadium at Jeonju, a city some 150km south of Seoul. The roof structure is cable stayed, from four masts, and is shaped in the form of a traditional Korean fan. It was designed by local Korean consulting engineer, CSSE, and fabricated and erected by another local company, Hanmaek Heavy Industries, which was our client for the project.

The construction was completed late last year, the opening being celebrated by a game between Korea and the USA, which the hosts won - the first time they had beaten western opposition.

Bob Spackman, Tony Gee and Partners, 45-47 High St, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3DP

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