The Corinthians Stadium is located in Itaquera, a district which belongs to the metropolis of São Paulo. The opening game of the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup in Brazil was played in this state-of-the-art stadium, which counts 65,000 seats in total. Since 2014, the stadium has been used as the regular play location of the football club Corinthians as well as for bigger events; it includes a convention centre and shopping facilities.
From a very early stage Werner Sobek was an integral part of the design team and provided the structural engineering for the wide-spanning roof structure as well as for the stands made of prefabricated concrete elements.
In 2015 the project received an “Outstanding Achievement Award” from IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International).
CDC Arquitetos, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
2010 − 2012
2011 − 2014
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 8 acc. to HOAI)
Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A., Salvador da Bahia/Brazil
HG Esch, Hennef/Germany