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Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha

Estádio Nacional de Brasília
Mané Garrincha

Brasilia National Stadium Mané Garrincha

Brasília has included another chapter to its history with a new monument inserted in its architectural landscape: the National Stadium of Brasilia Mané Garrincha. The new arena draws the attention of locals and tourists who visit the federal capital as a true palace of sports and culture getting ready to host FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and World Cup 2014 matches, Rio Olympic Games 2016 and major cultural events to be held at the stadium after its opening.

Castro Mello Architects designed the stadium lines from the architectural concepts that gave to the city a World Heritage Site status, in 1987.

Pillars on the facades, source of large balconies in local monuments, are an outstanding feature of Oscar Niemeyer’s works.  It creates a sort of antesala preceding the main building and can be seen in monuments such as the Planalto and Justice palaces, the Foreign Ministry and the Alvorada Palace, official residence of Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff.

 "We choose not to break this architectural philosophy.  We proposed to create a ‘forest of pillars’, as we call it, with the top ring serving as a support for a coverage and the stage itself at the bottom. The balcony provides access for people coming to the stadium.  It would be difficult to create a project that had nothing to do with Brasilia”, said Eduardo Castro Mello, who, alongside Vicente de Castro Mello, his son, signed the project as its technical manager.

The architect was coauthor and responsible for the project of former Mané Garrincha stadium, built in 1974.  On that occasion, the stadium was designed to be olympic and to hold 110,000 people, but was never completed. In the last years, Castro Mello opted to transform the football stadium in the newest monument of Brazilian capital.

According to him, the arena will be a meeting point for tourism and events. It will host two great restaurants, shops, snack bars and a museum of football.

 "Local people, instead of going to a mall, may attend the stadium and have lunch overlooking the lawn. The museum of football itself will be an important sighseeing landmark of the city”, he added.
The stadium’s design and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Consulting were prepared by Castro Mello Architects under the responsibility of LEED Accredited Professional Ian McKee, founder of EcoArenas LLC, and architect Vicente de Castro Mello.


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