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Arena das Dunas in Natal - Brazil

The spectacular sand dunes in the Rio Grande Do Norte region - one of Brazil''s 27 states - inspired the design and construction of this new undulating sports infrastructure. Its architectural shell made up of 20 petal-shaped modules allows perfect thermal and acoustic insulation, while offering better ventilation and facilitating the natural light contribution.

Tensioned ceilings made of Précontraint 1002 T2 composite material installed under 20 asymmetrical petals forming the stadium roof.

A veritable engineering challenge since none of the 20 modules is of the same size or has the same curvature. In addition to its thermal and acoustic insulation performance, the visual comfort offered to the spectators, the design »in movement«, hugging the steelwork outlines, the structural strength and dimensional stability of the

Serge Ferrari composite membrane makes all the difference here!

Total material area: 20,000 m² - Panel sizes: 400 m² to 1,500 m²

Stadium capacity: 42,600 spectators

Modular structure: 10,600 seats will be removed after the World Cup

Architects Ben Vickery and François Clément have banked on the installation versatility through implementation of a custom, flexible, lightweight structure. More than a stadium hosting an international competition, the Arena das Dunas is a real endowment for the Rio Grande Do Norte region. The multi-functional nature of the stadium ensures its hosting of many socio-cultural, sports, leisure or business events.

Architecture: CDCA - Coutinho Diegues Cordeiro Arquitetos / Populous Architects* (preliminary design) / Grupo Stadia (detailed design)

Creator, manufacturer and distributor of flexible composite materials, Serge Ferrari has been present in South America for over 18 years. The French Group has supplied and installed the canopies for the Pascual Guerrero sports stadium in Cali (Colombia), the Palacio de Mineria in Mexico City (Mexico), 10 metro stations in Santiago (Chile) and roofs of shopping malls such as the Shopping Park in Brasilia (Brazil), Alto Avellaneda in Buenos Aires (Argentina) or Sambil Barquisimeto in Caracas (Venezuela).


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