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CORINTHIANS ARENA


THE CHALLENGE – FAST TRACK INSTALLATION FROM THE UNDERSIDE

The Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, Brazil hosted the opening ceremony and first game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Construction took longer than expected and as the opening ceremony drew closer, the stadium’s completion came under the scrutiny of the world’s media.

Structurflex was contracted to provide a PVC membrane ceiling for the roof above the stands in double-quick time. The architect’s vision demanded a smooth visible surface, so we were required to install the material from the underside of the roof’s steel structure – something of a circus act, even for an experienced team.

THE SOLUTION – CUSTOM EXTRUSIONS AND A TALENTED INSTALLATION TEAM

There was zero tolerance for re-work or delay with this project. As well as getting our specific tasks exactly right, we had to do whatever we could to assist other facets of the roof construction. Efficient scheduling, quality control and open communication, in spite of language barriers, were crucial components of our approach.

To facilitate installation from the underside, we designed, tested and manufactured a custom extrusion. We also assembled and coordinated a multi-cultural team of expert installers to safely attach the extrusions and install the membrane ceiling. To meet our deadline, we anticipated problems before they could arise and maintained contact with the general contractor.

The arena roof was completed on time and has received outstanding reviews.



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PVC

COMPLETED IN 2014

LOCATION
São Paulo, Brazil

FABRIC AREA
30,000M2 / 322,917FT2

FABRIC TYPE
FERRARI PRECONTRAINT 1002

ARCHITECT Structurflex

LOCATIONS

Americas

APPLICATIONS

Sports

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