BCMF renews mineirao stadium in brazil for 2014 world cup
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may 28, 2014
BCMF renews mineirao stadium in brazil for 2014 world cup



BCMF renews mineirao stadium in brazil for 2014 world cup
photo © CEMIG

 

 

 

located in belo horizonte – one of twelve brazilian cities hosting matches during the 2014 world cup – the estadio ‘mineirao’ has been completely refurbished prior to staging six matches during the tournament. after brazil was chosen to host the prestigious event, developers minas arena consortium commissioned BCMF arquitetos to renovate the stadium, transforming the existing structure into a multifunctional sports complex. alongside athletic use, the project offers a range of services including retail outlets and cultural and entertainment facilities.

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the stadium is located in belo horizonte – one of twelve brazilian cities hosting world cup matches
photo © BCMF arquitetos / joana frança

 

 

 

acknowledging the historical importance of the site, the architectural interventions are both radical and respectful. only the outer shell of the arena has been retained including the 88 structural semi-porticos, the roof concrete and the upper tiers. the rest of the design was completely rebuilt, including the lowering of the pitch, the new extension of the roof, all new program and infrastructure, and the redesign of the lower tiers with improved sight-lines for a total capacity of 58,259 spectators.

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the existing structure has been transformed into a multifunctional sports complex
photo © BCMF arquitetos / joana frança

 

 

 

surrounding the structure, a 200,000 square meter public platform includes various facilities sculpted and molded to the site as an artificial topography. this plaza is used for outdoor concerts, parties and fairs forming an activated extension of the street. the redesign also integrates environmental practices with solar panels positioned across the roof and facilities that capture and store up to 6,270,000 liters of reusable rainwater.

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inside the arena, the pitch has been lowered and the roof extended
photo © BCMF arquitetos / leonardo finotti

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the redesign of the lower tiers improves sight-lines for a total of 58,259 spectators
photo © BCMF arquitetos / silvio todeschi

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newly programmed circulation space
photo © BCMF arquitetos / joana frança

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new signage and wayfinding devices improve spectator circulation
photo © BCMF arquitetos / joana frança

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the stadium’s media zone
photo © BCMF arquitetos / nick chadde

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a 200,000 square meter public platform includes various public facilities
photo © BCMF arquitetos / leonardo finotti

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ramped access inside the arena
photo © BCMF arquitetos / leonardo finotti

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fans approaching the landmark structure
photo © BCMF arquitetos / joana frança

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an aerial view of the stadium in context
photo © BCMF arquitetos / alberto andrich

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photo © BCMF arquitetos / alberto andrich

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site plan indicating the landscaped surroundings
image © BCMF arquitetos

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section highlight level changes across the site
image © BCMF arquitetos

 

full article here

 

project info:

 

location: pampulha, belo horizonte, brazil
client: minas arena
contractors nova arena BH: construcap, egesa and hap engenharia
architects: bruno campos, marcelo fontes, silvio todeschi
consultants: fernando maculan, mariza machado coelho, carlos teixeira
project team: patrícia bueno, leonardo paes, luciana maciel, michelle moura, mara coelho, leonardo rodrigues, joana vieira, carolina eboli, gabriela jacobina, henrique amin, isabel garcia, thiago bandeira, camila belisário, fani frkovic, demetris venizelos, daniela ribeiro, marta guedán vidal, felix morczinek and frederico almeida

 

engineering consultants  
air condition: conset engenharia de projetos
visual communication: hardy design
frames: BM consultoria
concrete and metal structures: engserj  
precast concrete structures: precon / premo  
hydraulic installations, prevention and fire combat: STE engenharia
electric installations, acoustics, alarm and fire detection, automation and sound reinforcement system: MHA
technological illumination: arquitetura e luz
landscape and vegetal suppression: HS jardinagem (with rose guedes) + BCMF arquitetos (with carlos teixeira)
structural restoration and waterproofing: recuperação patologias e durabilidade das construções   
traffic system and flows: tectran / modelle  
earthworks: tempro
topography: gerais topografia
LEED certification: CTE

 

 

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