Lori Zimmer

How Brazil's 12 World Cup Stadiums Hit (or Missed) Their Green Goals

by , 06/14/14



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Estadio Nacional

Brazil’s capital of Brasilia’s national stadium was remodeled by Casto Mello, who nearly dismantled the 42,000 seat stadium to accommodate over 70,000. The LEED Platinum stadium is flooded with natural light, features 2.5 million MW of solar energy, rainwater capture system, prefab parts, and will even plant 5,000 new trees.

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Arena Corinthians

The Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo was a total fail—it cost 14-18% higher than budget at around $413 million, caused the death of 8 workers during a construction collapse, and remains unfinished in time for the final test games.

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Estadio Mineirao

This historic stadium got a total green makeover with a sprawling rooftop solar array that radiates around the structure’s circular roof. The 1.4MW solar array will hone energy that will be distributed to the grid, powering homes in the area. The stadium will also be used for the 2016 Olympics.

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Estadio Do Maracana

Fernandes Arquietos Associados updated the 1950s stadium with a floating roof that can double as a screen for video and lights, and can also provide much-needed shade in the blazing sun. The stadium will also be reused in the 2016 Olympics.

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  1. celene June 13, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Sorry there are 16 million brazilians in extreme poverty.
    Never the less still a big, shame full number.

  2. Celene June 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Even if all the stadiums were in line with enviramentle times, still a rouge mistake and disrespect with all brazilians that pay one of the highest taxes in the world and get nothing in return.
    Not mentioning the 42 million brazilians tha leave on extreme poverty.

  3. architecture courses in india Architecture courses in... June 13, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Thank you for throwing lights on such a huge negligence for the sake of just entertainment.

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