Stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Although the 2010 World Cup in South Africa is a little bit less than a year away, in they already started to prepare for the 2014 World Cup. Brazil has won more World Cups than any other country in the world, so they want to make sure their stadiums are as spectacular as their soccer team.

The 12 cities that will host the are Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Brasília, Cuiabá, Manaus, Fortaleza, Salvador, Recife and Natal. You can see 6 great stadiums after the break.

Thanks to our reader Luis for sending us this info!

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil" 17 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Sep 2014. <>


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    it’s funny to see that everytime this big iniciatives happen they end up in the hand of more or less anonymous engeneering and architectural companies. The same happenned in the euro 2006 in Portugal where infamous Taveira design half of the stadiums.Se os estadios brasileiros tivessem ao nivel dos jogadores brasileiros….meu deus…

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    those stadiuns are not the official one for the world cup 2014. Just Vivaldão, Arena Recife and Manaus ¬¬

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    the arena palmeiras designed by taveira is the most awful design ever! what a crazy and nonsense thing! and the games in são paulo will be in morumbi stadium!

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    It’s funny that you know as much about soccer as you do about architecture! Euro2006? How ignorant!
    “infamous Taveira”? and who are you?
    Vejo que não comentáste o projecto da Escola em Leiria. Também fazes merda como aquela?

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    It would be a great idea to update the post as many of these projects are not world cup stadia.
    It would be another great idea to give a bit more attention to each of the 12 projects. There are heaps of stunning renderings of Manaus’ project, for example.

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    they look like crap. Where is the good old brazilian architecture? I’m not a nostalgic, but in Brazil’s case, the past just looks brighter…

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    i don’t even care that these may or may not be built, what i care is that someone somewhere has spent a heck of a lot of time modeling these up.

    who is educating architecture!
    how does this stuff even get out of the office!

    the fact that there are people willing to publish these images, with the possible intent of building such crap, that is what is really scary.

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    One looks like a giant turtle (and is ugly), another is clearly a copy of the birds nest in Beijing (and definitely not as interesting), a few others are bad to the point of stupidity. I do like the square one with the large landscape out front though.

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