The location for the 19th Commonwealth Games was the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, India. The stadium was originally built in 1982 and suffers from poor ground conditions beneath the running track and field.
The poor conditions meant the conventional ‘stage’ and scenic used in the opening ceremonies could not be used ground supported. The solution was to form an aerostat which had sufficient buoyancy to support the scenic elements. Lights were ground based and reflected back off lightweight mirrors suspended from the aerostat.
The 70m helium filled aerostat was departure from the conventional use in industry.
Architect: Mark Fisher, Completed: 2010