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National Stadium—Brasília

Exteriors | July 1, 2011 | By:

Designed and completed in 1974 by Ícaro Castro Mello, the Mané Garrincha Stadium has been reworked and renamed the National Stadium for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Soccer games. A new lower tier and the completion of an existing upper tier fragment has been designed by Castro Mello’s son Eduardo, and a surrounding esplanade with a “forest of supports” has been designed by GMP Architekten with Schlaich Bergermann & Partners adding a double-layer suspended roof. The roof’s double layer of translucent membranes follows a circular geometry and is held in place by a concrete compression ring at the perimeter; a retractable inner roof concentrates at a central hub held in place by massive cabling in a structural concept similar to the spokes of a bicycle wheel.

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