São Paulo, Brazil
The Canindé Stadium, owned by Associação Portuguesa de Desportos (Portuguese Sport Club), despite being the smallest stadium in São Paulo, is also the best located, just across from the city’s main bus station and with ease of access from both Congonhas and Guarulhos International airports. This makes this stadium inaugurated in 1972 one of the most suited to house mega-events such as concerts and shows, as well as soccer matches. However, today it lies in a terrible state of conservation, and for safety reasons it is not allowed to receive more than half its original capacity of 28,000 spectators.
In order to prepare the stadium for the 2014 World Cup, this renewal project was presented to the Club’s board as a proposal to convert it into a multipurpose arena, expanding its capacity to 42,000 spectators. The project also includes the modernization of all sound, media and press facilities, and the construction of a hotel, car parking building, and a movable roof for the stadium.
Local: São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Client: Associação Portuguesa de Desportos
Built area: 157.360 m²
Site area: 100.500 m²
Authors: Alexandre Hepner, André Prevedello, João Paulo Payar, Rafael Brych