• Arena da Amazônia
    © Marcus Bredt

Arena da Amazônia

Manaus, Brazil, 2014

To cover the spectator stands and VIP areas of the new stadium in Manaus, a steel roof structure was developed, consisting of diagonally arranged, cantilevering steel box girders, incorporated with a secondary steel structure carrying the membrane cladding. The compression ring at the inner roof edge and the outer tension ring are main parts of the primary steel structure which is supported by spherical bearings at the base points, resulting an unique load-bearing structure design. The selection of this structural system, especially the diagonal arrangement of roof girders, was made to visualize the architectural concept and to generate a distinctive characteristic structural design. The reactions of the roof structure are transferred to the foundation by the reinforced concrete structure with up to 2 basement levels.

  • Location

    Manaus, Brazil

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Awards

    Stadium of the Year Competition 2014 (2. Position of Jury Vote); European Steel Design Award 2015 (Award of Excellence, Public and Cultural Category, Winner)

  • Client

    Companhia de Desenvolvimento do Estado do Amazonas

  • Contractor

    Construtora Andrade Gutierrez

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, fabrication and construction supervision

  • Length 242 m
  • Height 32 m
  • Cladding materials PTFE-coated glass cloth
  • Width 201 m
  • Seats ca. 43,500
  • Certification LEED certified
  • Arena da Amazônia © Marcus Bredt
  • Arena da Amazônia © Marcus Bredt

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