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Mineirão/Mineirinho Complex—Belo Horizonte

July 1st, 2011 / By: / Exteriors

Located in the historic mining city of Belo Horizonte, the third largest city in Brazil, the Mineirão/Mineirinho Complex is a modernization and renovation of a historic stadium that was built between 1963 and 1965 to designs by Eduardo Mendes Guimarães Jr., and Caspar Garetto. The Mineirão Stadium (“Big Miner Stadium”), with its rhythmically spaced concrete ribs, is listed as a national monument. To bring the stadium up to modern standards, GMP Architekten and Schlaich Bergermann & Partners substantially upgraded the infrastructure and capacity, as well as added an ultra-lightweight ring cable structure covered by a translucent membrane with solar cells that provide shade and generate electricity.

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