Brazilian Design Teams Discuss 2014 World Cup Stadiums

Event: Brazil + 2014 World Cup Architectural Summit
Location: Center for Architecture, 11.18-19.10
Speakers: Laura Penna de Castro — (Belo Horizonte); Eduardo de Castro Mello — (Brasilia); Sergio Coelho — (Cuiabá); Carlos Arcos — Arena de Baixada (Curitiba); Carlos Vilecca — Stadium Castelão (Fortaleza); Ralf Amann — (Manaus); Christopher Lee — Arena das Dunas (Natal); Fernando Balvedi — (Porto Alegre); Daniel Fernandes — Arena Capibaribe (Recife); Catia Castro — (Rio de Janeiro); Marc Duwe — (Salvador); Ruy Ohtake — (São Paulo)
Moderators: Leon Myssior — Vice President, National Union of Architecture & Engineering, SINAENCO (Brazil); Noushin Ehsan, AIA — Chair, AIANY Global Dialogue Committee & Principal, 2nd Opinion Design; Michael Sorkin — Director of Graduate Urban Design, City College of New York & Principal, Michael Sorkin Studio & President, Terreform; Illya Azaroff, AIA — Principal, +LAB & Assistant Professor, CUNY; Matthew Bremer, AIA — Chair, AIANY New Practices Committee & Principal, Architecture In Formation; Jean Ergas — Global Finances Consulting & Macro Economic Strategic Advisor, GC Group Cap
Organizers: AIANY Global Dialogue Committee
Sponsors: AIANY; General Consulate of Brazil in NY; Lead Sponsor: Banco do Brasil, SA; Sponsors: Gerdau; All Tasks; Masisa + Schattdecor; Seal Telecom; Vitacoco; Support: Wonderful Ethic — Miolo Wine; Mandarim Comunicação; Portal 2014; SINAENCO; XY2; LANC Comunicação; Future Pace Design Inc.; Design Factor Solution

Brazil

Twelve designs for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (L-R, top row): Belo Horizonte; Brazilia; Cuiabá; Curitiba; (middle row): Fortaleza; Manaus; Natal; Porto Alegre; Recife; Rio de Janeiro; Salvador; São Paulo.

Courtesy AIANY Global Dialogue Committee

The AIANY Global Dialogue Committee hosted a two-day summit exploring the 12 designs of the stadiums for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This was the first time the designs were presented in North America, and representatives from the design teams spoke on the following relevant themes: stadiums and urban planning; sustainability and the “Green World Cup”; design and technology; and stadiums and their cultural impact. Additionally, roundtable dialogues addressed how the investment in architecture for sports can impact practice and tourism.