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Santos FC Stadium in Brazil

23 Oct 2020

Santos FC stadium

Architects: Biselli Katchborian Arquitetura

Location: Vila Belmiro, Princesa Isabel Street, Brasília, Brasil

Biselli Katchborian Proposes Boulevard and Increased Capacity with the retrofit for Santos FC Legendary Stadium

Vila Belmiro Santos

The Biselli Katchborian office signs a retrofit proposal for Vila Belmiro, the legendary Santos FC stadium and the stage for numerous Pelé matches. The proposal enabled an increase in capacity, from 14,000 to 21,000 spectators, and reorganized the relationship between the building and its surroundings with a boulevard on the first floor, expanding the visibility of the stadium and improving use for pedestrians in Santos (SP).

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The main intervention is the transformation of Princesa Isabel Street into Boulevard, converting it into an adequate space to receive its users on game days where the street is invariably closed. This option increases the possibility of new uses and services, such as space for Street Fairs and Food Trucks, with new urban furniture.

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On the remaining roads, the improvement proposal consists of widening the sidewalk, a condition that makes it possible to install active façades, generating a new urban dynamic and activating the village’s surroundings as a point of interest, even on days when there are no games.

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The architects dealt with an implementation challenge: the lot that houses Vila Belmiro is very compact (less than 20 thousand m²), and its surroundings ended up being appropriated by the city, giving professionals little scope for expansion in its limits.

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This characteristic led to the option for the focus of the stadium in its core activity: to receive the public with safety and comfort for football matches, without blind spots, being able to also receive concerts.

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Consequences of this objective are the transfer of basic accommodations to training centers, the re-centralization of the field (gaining more space for the stands), with the elevation of the lawn by 40cm, and the change of the location of the Santos FC and Visitors.

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Access to the upper bleachers is via stairs and ramps, and access to the upper box is via stairs and elevators.

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Santos FC stadium in Bazil – Building Information

Address: Rua Princesa Isabel, Vila Belmiro neighborhood, Santos, Brazil

Biselli Katchborian Arquitetos:

Mario Biselli, Artur Katchborian, Victor Piza, Mauricio Addor, Luiza Franklin, Giuliano Chimentão, Lucas Reis

Vila Belmiro Santos

Zanatta Figueiredo Arquitetos:

Victor Zanatta, Vinícius Figueiredo, Henry Zulian

About Biselli Katchborian

Mario Biselli and Artur Katchborian’s office was founded in 1987. With an architecture that sought to understand and respond to Brazilian economic and cultural transformations, Mario Biselli and Artur Katchborian has designed on all scales and themes, from a number of residences, buildings public and private, residential, commercial and services, buildings of social interest such as schools, sports centers and religious temples, even urban-scale projects, both through private clients and public tenders, in which recently they received outstanding awards.

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About Partners

Mario Biselli | Architect and Urbanist | PhD
Managing partner of Biselli Katchborian Arquitetos Associados

Professor in the design department:
Mackenzie Presbiterian University
Fine Arts University Center of São Paulo
Born in São Paulo – Brazil, in 1961. He graduated as an architect and urban planner in 1985 from Universidade Mackenzie. In 2000, he received a master’s degree from the same institution, where he also recently completed his doctorate. He started his career as a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of São Paulo in 1992 and at Mackenzie University in 1999.

Artur Katchborian | Architect and urbanist
Managing partner of Biselli Katchborian Arquitetos Associados

Born in São Paulo – Brazil, in 1958. He graduated as an architect and urban planner in 1985 from Mackenzie University and post graduated in Teaching in Higher Education. Since the founding of the office, he has been coordinating technical management and administrative management activities in addition to his project actions. Currently teaching at SENAC graduation and postgraduate at Mackenzie University and SENAC.

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Location: Rua Princesa Isabel, Vila Belmiro neighborhood, Santos, Brazil, South America

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