Arena da Amazônia

This stadium design was based on the idea of creating a simple but highly efficient stadium which also makes reference to the special location, to the fascination and natural diversity of forms in the tropical rainforest. Designed for 44,400 spectators, the stadium is located at the central traffic axis that links the airport with the inner city.

Arena da Amazônia - Courtesy of Marcus Bredt

Arena da Amazônia – Courtesy of Marcus Bredt

The new building was integrated into a sports park with Sambadrome, field and track facilities, multi-purpose halls and an aquatic center. The project was developed in cooperation with the gmp partner practice STADIA from São Paulo and the structural engineers Schleich bergermann und partner.

Arena da Amazônia - Courtesy of Marcus Bredt

Arena da Amazônia – Courtesy of Marcus Bredt

Making best use of the topography with its gentle slope in the terrain, the stadium has been placed on a base which provides space for VIP access, the media, the players and parking spaces. A ring including spectator boxes, offices and a restaurant separates the upper tier from the lower tier, which is recessed in the base.

Arena da Amazônia - Courtesy of Marcus Bredt

Arena da Amazônia – Courtesy of Marcus Bredt

The roof structure is composed of mutually bracing cantilever elements in the form of hollow steel box girders which also serve as large gutters for the discharge of the enormous quantities of water expected during tropical rain events. In view of the hot and humid climate at the Amazon, the roof extends into a facade which provides shade to the spectator balconies and vertical access routes. The roof and facade panels consist of translucent glass fiber fabric.

Arena da Amazônia - Courtesy of Marcus Bredt

Arena da Amazônia – Courtesy of Marcus Bredt

The Arena da Amazônia is one of the world’s first stadiums to be certified under the LEED scheme administered by the US Green Building Council.

Arena da Amazônia - Courtesy of Marcus Bredt

Arena da Amazônia – Courtesy of Marcus Bredt

Project Info
Architects : gmp Architects
Location :  Amazonas, Brazil
Year : 2014
Type : Stadium
Photographs : Marcus Bredt

 

 

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