Mané Garrincha Stadium Brasília, Brazil Football World Cup Venue, Brasil Arena Design

Mané Garrincha Stadium, Brasília

Brasília World Cup Stadium Building: 2014 World Cup Venue design by gmp architects, Germany

8 Jun 2010

Mané Garrincha Stadium Brasília

Design: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Mané Garrincha Stadium Brasília venue
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Brasília is the only city dating from the 20th century that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its range of public buildings, the “ideal city” built between 1956 and 1960 is one of the icons of the Modern style.

In this context gmp Architects, in cooperation with schlaich bergermann und partner (sbp), produced the design of the Brasília national stadium for Castro Mello Arquitetos (São Paulo). It was constructed in the place of the former Mané Garrincha stadium.

Mané Garrincha Stadium Brasília venue

Eduardo Castro Mello was responsible for the design of the 72,000-seat bowl; gmp and sbp produced the elevations of the esplanade as a characteristic “forest of columns”, and a double-skin suspension roof. The objective of the design was a solution that does justice to the architectural history of the place, with a clear reference to the city’s tradition, and yet has its own distinct contemporary style.

Mané Garrincha Stadium Brasília venue

As the city’s largest building, located on Brasília’s central axis, the composition was developed as an assertive building volume which integrates seamlessly into the urban design context. To achieve this, the stadium bowl is surrounded by an esplanade which comprises all access elements and supports the roof on its “forest of columns”.

Mané Garrincha Stadium Brasília venue

This clear gesture is emphasized by the minimalist, almost archetypal design of the components – the key material being concrete. The circular suspension roof is a doubleskin structure – the upper skin consists of a PTFE-coated glass fiber fabric while the lower membrane is made up of an openmesh, back-lit fabric.

Mané Garrincha Stadium Brasília venue

Mané Garrincha Stadium Brasília, Brasil – Building Information

Title: Mané Garrincha Stadium (National Stadium), Brasília, Brazil
Design: Volkwin Marg und and Hubert Nienhoff, 2008
Project leader: Martin Glass
Staff (design): Carsten Borucki, Ante Bagaric, Helge Lezius, Florian Schwarthoff, Martin Krebes
Staff (execution): Carsten Borucki, Stefanie Eichelmann, Tobias Mäscher, Lucia Martinez, Ruth Gould, Rebecca Bornhauser, Adel Motamedi, Kacarzyna Ciruk
Staff (Brazil): Robert Hormes, Ralf Amann, Michèle Rüegg, Florian Schwarthoff
Cooperation with: Schlaich Bergermann und Partner; Castro Mello Arquitetos, São Paulo
Structural engineering: Schlaich Bergermann und Partner; Engserj, Belo Horizonte
Technical equipment: big Bechthold Ing. ges. mbH; mha, São Paulo
Lighting design: Conceptlicht
Client: Construtora Andrade Gutierrez SA

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gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner Architects, Germany

Location: Brasília, Brazil, South America


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