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Estadio Beira-Rio

Hype Studio

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dmadsen, hanley wood, llc

Project Name

Estadio Beira-Rio

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164,000 sq. meters


Sport Club Internacional Works Commision


World Cup 2014

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Project Description


In November of 2006 Hype Studio Architecture was invited by Sport Club Internacional Works Commision to create and present a roofing project for Beira-Rio stadium – an old dream of the club’s Directive Board. After working for 5 months on the project, Hype Studio architects concluded that only covering Beira-Rio would not be enough, considering the stadium was almost 40 years old and was quite lagged comparing with modern stadiums – infrastructure, comfort and security-wise. The same conclusion took place regarding the surroundings of Beira-Rio Complex, considered by Hype Studio as a big urban void situated at a privileged area in Porto Alegre: between the Historical City Centre and the South Zone, between Santa Teresa Hills and Guaíba Lake.
On the 2nd of april of 2007, date scheduled to present to the Club’s Board the roofing project, Hype Studio presented Inter not only the roof that is being built today, but also a General Stadium Modernization Project, that intended the demolition and rebuilding of the lower stands (bigger and closer to the field), stores and commercial centres on the inside of the stadium, a new museum, restaurants, an entire ring of suites between the inferior and the superior stands, VIP areas and new lounge areas, among other items that would make Beira-Rio completely new for the 21st century – renewed, modern, comfortable and safe. It was also presented an urban Master Plan to the region, projecting a garage building, hotel, commercial buildings, convention centre and the transformation of Gigantinho Gymnasium in a multipurpose concert arena. The project was so well received that, on the next month, it was presented to the Sports Minister during a ceremony at the Beira-Rio Events Centre.

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