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Latin America builds stadiums

July 1st, 2011 / By: / Exteriors, Feature

If you design sports stadia, Latin America— primarily Brazil—is the place to be

Last year, with the announcement of the winner of the venue sweepstakes for the 2014 World Cup Soccer and 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Brazil suddenly bumped up the excitement several notches for sports development in South America. Tensioned fabric will play a significant part of many of these planned new or remodeled stadia throughout that country, a culture where soccer is almost a genetic birthright and sports of many kinds are a national passion.

Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (GMP) projects

Work has already begun on several of the 17 venues that will participate in the 2014 World Cup Soccer games. In this issue, Fabric Architecture takes a closer look at three of these sports complexes, all designed by the German design firm Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (GMP), each with new substantial fabric or ETFE elements in the design parti.

National Stadium—Brasília

Mineirão/Mineirinho Complex—Belo Horizonte

Amazon Sports Complex—Manaus

More work in Latin America!

The number of recent projects of note in Latin America has been pleasantly surprising. Click the links below to learn about other projects in the region.

La Plata Stadium—Argentina
Roberto Ferreira

Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento—La Ciudad de México
Víctor Hugo Roldán

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