27 Jan '14, 12pm

A Soccer Stadium for World Cup 2014 is the First in South America to Achieve LEED Certification

This summer, Brazil will be hosting the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1950. It’s the perfect choice, considering Brazil has won more World Cup trophies than any other country. (Five, to be exact.) Of the twelve stadiums chosen to host the tournament’s soccer matches, the Castelão Arena in Fortaleza was first to complete its renovations, which cost over $250 million. The revamped structure is the first stadium in Brazil to receive LEED certification. “The Castelão is more than just a building,” says David Douek, director of OTEC, the consultancy firm that oversaw the project. “It’s destined to be an incredible educational tool, since thousands of people will be experiencing the facility.” (Over 60,000 spectators are expected at every World Cup event this year.) Architect and urban planner Ronald Werner of Vigliecca & Associates aimed to transform Castelão into a 2...

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