This last Wednesday, April 9th, Herzog & de Meuron opened its first project in Brazil – Morro Arena - located in the city of Natal. With a capacity for 350 people, the arena features multipurpose rooms for dancing, classrooms, a terrace overlooking the sea, locker rooms and a sports court.
The project is the first finished part of a broader urban plan for the region developed by the Swiss Office in partnership with the Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora de Conceição in 2009.
Architects: RoccoVidal P+W
Location: Sao Paulo – São Paulo, Brasil
Project Architects: Luiz Fernando Rocco, Fernando Vidal, Douglas Tolaine
Collaborators: Fernanda Tegacini, Marcela Kishi, Caroline Estelles, Ana Cecilia Guimarães, Carlos Andrigo, Fred Zara, Fernanda Morais, Fernanda Borges
Project Year: 2013
Photography: Tuca Reinés
Architects: Schulitz Architekten, TETRA Arquitetos
Location: Arena Fonte Nova – Ladeira da Fonte das Pedras, s/n – Nazaré, Salvador – Bahia, 40050-565, Brazil
Capacity: 50,000 seats
Photographs: David Campbell, Erik Salles, Manu Dias, Courtesy of Schulitz Architekten, Ulisses Dumas Vaner Casaes