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Maracanã Stadium by Daniel H. Fernandes

Retrofit Winner: Maracanã Stadium by Daniel H. Fernandes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Project: Macaranã Stadium
Location: Brazil
Architect: Daniel H. Fernandes
Client: Odebrecht

In the refurbishment of the Maracanã, the existing exterior structure of this 60-year-old, 79,000-seat soccer stadium will be preserved as much as possible but inside the bleachers the intention is for a great revelation, the impression of an entirely new stadium – fashioned according to the spirit of the original. Sustainable measures adopted include the reusing of old seats, reuse of water and the installation of photovoltaic panels.

The judges commented that: ‘Ingenious reworking of structure has allowed the addition of a spectacular stressed-skin roof which transforms a 1950s icon for use in the next soccer World Cup.’

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