Arena Pernambuco / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados
Location: Itaipava Arena Pernambuco – BR 408, São Lourenço da Mata – Pernambuco, Brasil
Architect In Charge: Daniel Hopf Fernandes
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lanik do Brasil

Pernambuco Arena / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

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With a seating capacity of 46,000, the Pernambuco Arena will host the games in the group stage and quarter-finals of the World Cup 2014. Designed by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados, the main peculiarity of the project, and what makes it stand out from other projects of cities hosting the FIFA World Cup 2014, is that it is not being built in a consolidated urban area. The design challenge of this project is the creation of a building that is fully integrated into the natural environment and that in a second moment can establish a relationship of unity with the future urban development planned for the region. More images and architects’ description after the break.