Architecture To Watch In 2013: Part 1
January 2, 2013
Maracana stadium Image: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados
Rio de Janeiro World Cup 2014 Stadiums
International sporting events are an excuse for development and investments. For the upcoming World Cup, Brazil is spending some €12 billion ($15.7 billion) to ready to country for the massive spectacle. No fewer than 12 new stadiums are being constructed or revamped for the matches, including the Bird’s Nest-aping Manaus stadium tucked away in the country’s heartland (i.e. the rainforest) and the storied Maracana stadium, which hosted the 1950 games and which is being retrofitted by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados. With all this activity happening at the same time, it will be interesting to see if the projects adhere to their schedules. It will be dramatic, to say the least.
Manaus Stadium; Image: LOC