• Brasília National Stadium
    © Marcus Bredt

Brasília National Stadium

Brasília, Brazil, 2013

The existing Mané Garrincha Stadium was completely renovated for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Castro Mello designed a new bowl for which sbp and gmp Architekten developed the surrounding circular esplanade and a double layer suspended roof. Since the stadium is on the central axis of Brasília and is the largest building in the city, the new design of the stadium had to be monumental to mark its position. The suspended roof is concentric with a double-layer structure and an outer compression ring, a retractable roof was optional. For the roof development, the balanced suspension wheel principle was chosen as design basis. Design possibilities for photovoltaic modules and a collection system for rainwater have been integrated in the planning to achieve the first environmentally aware, sustainable football World Cup.

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Castro Mello Arquitetos, São Paulo

  • Client

    Novacap, Brasilia

  • Our Scope of Work

    esplanade, columns and compression ring: conceptual design, construction design; roof: conceptual design

  • Membrane roof 55,155 m²
  • Columns and esplanade reinforced concrete
  • Seats 71,000
  • Brasília National Stadium © Marcus Bredt
  • Brasília National Stadium © Marcus Bredt

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