Photo: The Amazon Opera House by Diego Barros

Eco-friendly Arena Amazonia: MANAUS

Manaus is located in the Northwest region, in the Amazon – the largest tropical rainforest in the world. This city, with over 2 million people, is the capital of the state of Amazonas.

The Amazon rainforest is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. It is also where the Negro (Black) and Solimoes or (Amazon) rivers come together. The meeting of waters is definitely one of its majestic sights. The Adolpho Lisboa Market is the city’s oldest marketplace, inspired by the Les Halles Market in Paris. The city conserves 22% of its natural green area which adds to its wealth of cultural and historical resources.

Manaus’ stadium is called Vivaldao and has been hosting soccer games since 1970. The venue will be remodeled to become the Arena Amazonia. It will be eco-friendly and showcase restaurants, underground parking, accessibility for people with disabilities, a system for the re-use of rainwater and a natural ventilation system that will reduce energy consumption. Having a polytetrafluoroethylene layer in the building will ensure more luminosity and thermal comfort.

The Arena Amazonia is expected to be one the most exotic and complex of the sporting venues. The stadium is being built from scratch and is following strict sustainability standards.

Leila Monteiro Lins

Leila has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and marketing, including media relations, event planning and the development of communication strategies. In April 2010, LML launched Discover magazine in Canada.

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