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Braga Municipal Stadium / Eduardo Souto de Moura

  • 01:00 - 15 June, 2011
Braga Municipal Stadium / Eduardo Souto de Moura
Braga Municipal Stadium / Eduardo Souto de Moura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +12

From the architect. The Braga Municipal Stadium located in Portugal was designed by 2011 Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura.  The ceremony for the Pritzker Prize (which we attended) was held just a few short weeks ago in New York City.  Delivering a speech for the award winner, President Barack Obama spoke of Souto de Moura's use of materials and attention to detail, specifically siting the Braga Municipal Stadium as "perhaps Eduardo's most famous work" where he "took great care to position the stadium in such a way that anyone who couldn't afford a ticket could watch the match from the surrounding hillside."

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The home for the Sporting Clube de Braga this stadium carves into the face of the adjacent Monte Castro quarry which overlooks the city of Braga.  Inspired by ancient South American Inca bridges the steel strings provide a visual connection to each stand on either side of the field. Each stand is covered by a canopy-style roof.  The Braga Municipal Stadium received the Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award for best new global design in 2006.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
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John Park · July 31, 2014

In the age when stadiums get covered with fancy doughnut shells, this is an unexpected masterpiece. Love this.

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mateo · April 13, 2012

dear mr finotti, the photographer, nice pictures!
did you take them by mobile?

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Papo de Arquiteto · June 15, 2011

Muito bom o projeto, o que achei interessante no texto foi ele ter deixado o estádio de tal forma que pra quem não pudesse pagar, visse também o jogo.

Muito interessante...

Ana Maria · June 17, 2011 03:05 PM

lol, o que eu me ri quando o Obama disse isso! ahahaha
mas isso não é verdade, não foi issa a intenção e ninguém vê o jogo de fora do estádio.

Dear ArchDaily,

“took great care to position the stadium in such a way that anyone who couldn’t afford a ticket could watch the match from the surrounding hillside.”

I've no idea who you're quoting (probably Obama) but that's just not true. It was not intended that way and no one does that!

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