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General Information

Beginning of works: 2010
Completion: 9 March 2014
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: roof:
Frame-supported membrane structure
Function / usage: Stadium / Arena

Awards and Distinctions

2015 entry  


Location: , ,
Part of:
Coordinates: 3° 4' 59.93" S    60° 1' 41.22" W
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Technical Information


width 201 m
height 32 m
covered area 25 500 m²
length 242 m
seats ca. 43 500


structural steel 5 700 t + 1 200 t
membrane surface area 31 000 m²


roof steel
foundations reinforced concrete
membrane PTFE-coated glass-fiber fabric
grand stands precast reinforced concrete


To cover the spectator stands and VIP areas of the new stadium in Manaus, a steel roof structure was developed, consisting of diagonally arranged, cantilevering steel box girders, incorporated with a secondary steel structure carrying the membrane cladding.

The compression ring at the inner roof edge and the outer tension ring are main parts of the primary steel structure which is supported by spherical bearings at the base points, resulting an unique load-bearing structure design.

The selection of this structural system, especially the diagonal arrangement of roof girders, was made to visualize the architectural concept and to generate a distinctive characteristic structural design. The reactions of the roof structure are transferred to the foundation by the reinforced concrete structure with up to 2 basement levels.


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