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.
According to the project architects, "the gym responds to local conditions. Its identity and character are formed by the unique natural landscape and the creativity of the community. The project will provide sports equipment for students and will become a meeting place for the neighborhood."