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