Client: State of Rio Grande do Norte
Architect: CDCA / Populous (preliminary design) / Grupo Stadia (detailed design)
Fabrication/Installation: SEPA (Soluções de Engenharia e Projetos das Américas)
Serge Ferrari composite material:
20 x 400 to 1,500 m2 panels
Précontraint 1002 T2
>20 000 m2
The spectacular sand dunes in the Rio Grande Do Norte region provided the inspiration for the name and architecture of this stadium, whose roof underside was clad with Précontraint 1002 T2 to conceal the structural steelwork. Only the exceptional structural strength characteristics of the Précontraint material would allow installation of very large, one-piece panels: 20 asymmetrical modules make up the roof lining.