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Firestone UltraPly TPO at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Brazil

by / Thursday, 12 June 2014 / Published in Tips & Solution

Structure and design of Arena Corinthians

The architectural design of the Arena Corinthians was framed by Coutinho, Diegues, Lamb Architects. The structure is based on a deep foundation integrating precast and root piles. The rectangular-shaped stadium is composed of two buildings, one on the west and another on the east side.

The west building is covered with glass façade, while the east building will have a large LED screen. The external walls are covered with ceramic tiles. The roof structure based on long trusses will include four layers made of steel, Polyisocyanurate, plasterboard and Firestone UltraPly TPO. Around 80% of the structural components including columns, beams, slabs and stairs are of precast elements.

Arena Corinthians construction details

The project has been built in a 198,000m² site, and has a built-up area of 189,000m². Construction work for the stadium began in May 2011 employing 1,530 people.

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The assembling of metal structures supporting the roof on the south and north was underway by the beginning of 2013.The first two metal modules of the southern segment were hoisted by a large crawler crane, which has the capacity to lift up to 1,500t. Each roof segment composed of seven modules was mounted during October 2013.

The inner and outer walls were painted and covered by granite, porcelain and ceramic inserts. The roof of the east grandstand is covered by metal tiles. Work began on the roof of the west side in mid 2013. The installation of metal structures for the seats and the emplacement of seats were completed by the end of 2013.


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