Architects: CDCA (Coutinho Diegues Cordeiro Arquitetos)
Manufacturer: Nautika / Structurflex
Serge Ferrari membrane: Précontraint 1002S2 opaque
The Corinthians Club’s sporting arena turns roof’s underside into screen
Inaugurated in 2014 for the football World Cup and completed in September 2015, the stadium designed by architect Anibal Coutinho is located in the working class district of Itaquera, in São Paulo. Like so many other great sports arenas recently built, the stadium also houses an auditorium, a museum, restaurants, and… the world’s largest screen! With a capacity of 49,000, the stadium will host the 10 Olympic football events.
The Corinthians Arena is one of Serge Ferrari’s largest construction projects in the last few years. The group supplied and installed some 28,000 m2 (over 300,000 sq ft) of a specially produced opaque Précontraint® 1002 S2, with a white-coloured finish. The membrane was hung to extend over the seating, acting as a stretch ceiling to hide the roof’s metal framework. The panels, which are used as a projection screen, deliver excellent flat performance and dimensional stability, and provide an aesthetically pleasing visual barrier to the roof’s metallic trusses. Lightweight, durable and 100% recyclable, Précontraint 1002 S2 opaque provides spectators with optimal acoustic, thermal and visual comfort.