Gharieni GmbH
Gharieni GmbH
Gharieni GmbH

Time running out for Brazil's World Cup stadia

The organising committee for next year's football world cup in Brazil is coming under increased pressure to come up with a 'plan B' for some of the intended tournament venues.

A number of stadium construction projects are badly behind schedule and the flagship project - Arena Corinthians in Sao Paolo, due to host the first game of the World Cup - suffered a tragic blow on Wednesday (27 November) when a large crane collapsed and crashed through the structure. Two construction workers were killed and a number of others were injured in the incident.

Arena Corinthians now joins a long list of Brazil 2014 venues that have been severely delayed due to a spate of building problems, public protests and staff strikes due to complaints over working conditions.

In 2011, around 1,500 construction staff working on the redevelopment of the Maracana stadium went on strike following an on-site explosion, which left one worker seriously injured.

The Vivaldao stadium in Manaus and the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba are believed to be the worst affected by delays, with the most optimistic predictions seeing the latter being fully operational "sometime in March or April".

World governing body FIFA had previously set a "strict deadline" of 31 December for all 12 World Cup stadiums to be completed - a feat that the organising committee admits is now simply unachievable.

For venues to adhere to FIFA's World Cup guidelines, a number of test events need to be organised and undertaken to try out access controls, safety and evacuation procedures.

A 'plan B' to solve the issues could see already scheduled games being rescheduled to other stadiums - and some venues being taken off the list of World Cup stadiums completely.

There are murmurs among FIFA executives that the difficulties in getting the stadiums ready in time are, at least in part, self-inflicted.

FIFA guidelines are that a minimum of eight stadiums are needed to host a World Cup, but the Brazilian organisers decided to go with 12 due to the interest and demand from across the country to get involved in the tournament.

The first game of the World Cup, at the Arena Corinthians, is scheduled to take place on 12 June with the final being played at the Estadio Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on 13 July.

The organising committee for next year's football world cup in Brazil is coming under increased pressure to come up with a 'plan B' for some of the intended tournament venues. A number of stadium construction projects are badly behind schedule and the flagship project - Arena Corinthians in Sao Paolo, due to host the first game of the World Cup - suffered a tragic blow on Wednesday (27 November) when
SAR,PRO,ARC,DES,CLD
Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7634     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7634     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: Polin Group
Market leader in design, manufacturing and installation of waterslides and water leisure developments.
videos
BluGalaxy a Division of Blu Spas
Blu Spas
This animation showcases the beautiful concept design of BluGalaxy Spa.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
features
The Electric Lemon restaurant features glamorous interiors by Rockwell Group
"Further hotels have been confirmed for Los Angeles, Santa Clara, CA, Seattle, Chicago and Houston"

Rockwell Group and Joyce Wang on the inspirations behind the guest rooms, public spaces, spa and gym at Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards

Hospitality: High standards
"We tried to take over in a friendly way"

The Standard’s first London hotel is bold, fun and full of surprising touches

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
The lecture auditorium
Alexander Schwarz
"Our aim was to create a place celebrating public space and accessibility"

The opening of the James-Simon- Galerie on Berlin’s Museum Island completes two decades of work for David Chipperfield Architects. The lead designer talks us through the building

features
Scott Lee became president of SB Architects in 2000. Tracy Lee founded TLee Spas in 2015
"We design to connect the guest to the place, positioning people at the centre of the design"

Architect Scott Lee and spa consultant Tracey Lee on marrying the worlds of design and wellness in a series of interesting projects

CopenHill is part of an extensive regeneration of the former industrial dockland area of Amager
"It was born from the sheer anxiety of having to submit something brilliant in a very short timescale"

How a moment of desperation led to BIG’s CopenHill, the clean power plant that’s doubling as a skiing and leisure destination. Magali Robathan speaks to the architects that made it happen

McGregor Coxall’s Adrian McGregor is leading a project to create a ‘bird airport’ in Tianjin, China
"Funding woes and murky timelines are common problems. It can be easier to make a difference one small project at a time"

From parks designed to mitigate the effects of flooding to warming huts for one of the world’s coldest cities, these projects have been designed for increasingly extreme climates

cladkit product news
Móz Designs columns anchor the world’s largest indoor aquarium
The design of the columns was inspired by the sea
Magali Robathan
After a two-year renovation, Oakland-based metal experts Móz Designs have unveiled their inclusion in Georgia Aquarium’s new shark gallery. Located ...
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Magali Robathan
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change ...
Fabio Alemanno Design uses elegant semi-precious stones to create memorable spa experiences
Alemanno believes the stones are well-placed in the spa environment thanks to their capacity to positively support physical and mental health
Megan Whitby
Fabio Alemanno Design has expanded its collection with semi-precious stones to enhance spas, wellness facilities, hotels and private residences. The ...
cladkit product news
Cosm unveils Experience Centre with ‘one of a kind’ LED dome
The new Experience Centre houses a 20m LED dome
Magali Robathan
Cosm, a global technology company that builds end-to-end solutions for immersive experiences, has unveiled its Experience Centre which houses a ...
LianTronics’ glasses-free 3D Star Trek LED screen attracts attention
Magali Robathan
LianTronics’ giant curved LED wall with stunning glasses-less 3D spaceship display effect has attracted many on the street of Chengdu, ...
Siminetti unveils first glimpses of Mother of Pearl decorative surfaces inspired by the four seasons
The new winter design is finished with naturally occurring hexagonal patterns found in snowflakes
Megan Whitby
Siminetti has collaborated with British designer Chrisanna London to create a luxury Mother of Pearl decorative surface range inspired by ...
cladkit product news
Jaffe Holden helps bring Academy Museum of Motion Pictures alive
Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics for the Academy Museum
Magali Robathan
Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion ...
Christie laser projectors power new Five Senses Bubble dome theatre
The dome aims to integrate technology with arts and culture
Magali Robathan
Christie® GS Series 1DLP® laser projectors are delivering vivid and lifelike visuals in a new dome theatre located in Xiong’an ...
Diamond balloon concept merges tourist attraction with advertising billboard
Magali Robathan
A group of Dutch engineers have presented a new attractions concept that combines a flying observation cabin with LED digital ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates
x
Email this to a friend or colleague
I am happy for Leisure Media to contact me occasionally by email and understand that I can opt out at any time.
Time running out for Brazil's World Cup stadia
The organising committee for next year's football world cup in Brazil is coming under increased pressure to come up with a 'plan B' for some of the intended tournament venues.
Gharieni GmbH
Gharieni GmbH