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Arena Cuiabá Brings Energy Efficiency to the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On July 31, 2012 @ 1:00 pm In Architecture,energy efficiency,Environment,Green Building | 1 Comment

Arena Cuiabá, GCP Arquitetos, green stadium, sport architecture [1]

The Arena is completely modular [2] by design. Its structure is made of precast concrete and a modular steel roof. The roof is composed of a steel deck layer covered by thermal insulation with a condensation barrier and a top TPO membrane finishing. The whole building can be dismantled and reassembled to facilitate smaller events following the 2014 World Cup.

The open corners enable extensive cross-ventilation [3] of the main terraces level. This positive impact is augmented by including patches of greenery and a waterproof PVC membrane combined with wood louvers. In order to reduce water consumption, rainwater is collected and used for football pitch irrigation [4], toilets and air-conditioning. Integrated, these systems will significantly reduce the energy consumption of the building.

In addition to hosting the World Cup, the new stadium will encourage the urban development of the Cidade Alta neighbourhood in Cuiabá. The aim of the project is to create a focus of attraction in a region that can evolve into an economically and environmentally sustainable tourist destination.

+ GCP Aquitetos [5]

Via Archdaily [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/arena-cuiaba-brings-energy-efficiency-to-the-2014-fifa-world-cup/arena-cuiaba-gcp-arquitetos-1/

[2] modular: http://inhabitat.com/the-modules-leed-silver-modular-housing-at-temple-university/

[3] cross-ventilation: http://inhabitat.com/a-sao-paulo-eco-village-receives-brazils-first-solar-track/

[4] football pitch irrigation: http://inhabitat.com/mexico-unveils-gigantic-green-roofed-volcano-soccer-stadium/

[5] + GCP Aquitetos: http://www.gcp.arq.br/

[6] Archdaily: http://www.archdaily.com/256564/arena-cuiaba-gcp-arquitetos/

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