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SUNTUF® Starring World Cup 2014

Palram Project Support Team Provides SUNTUF® Based Solution for Arena Castelão, Fortaleza

Although the Israeli National team failed to qualify, Palram qualified for its second consecutive world cup games, this time covering the “Plácido Castelo” stadium with Suntuf® 2mm thickness roofing.

Estádio Plácido Castelo Stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, is popularly known as “Castelão”, part of a local tradition to nickname popular stadiums. Owned by the Brazilian government and inaugurated in 1973, the stadium was revamped for the 2014 World Cup.

Palram Project Support Team was asked to provide an architectural solution for the roof skylight, a 7000sqm transparent front edge roofing specially designed to allow natural daylight on the pitch.

The solution offered by PALRAM was based on its continuing  worldwide stadium roofing trend using Suntuf®, transparent polycarbonate corrugated sheets, as a front edge covering, providing a perfect watertight solution yet cost effective.

For the Castelao stadium roof, PALRAM has specified 9m single length SUNTUF, corrugated polycarbonate sheets, that cover the entire roof length, thus ensuring long term transparency for the skylight and reduced risk for leakage.

The Arena Castelão will host six World Cup matches, including a first round match between Brazil and Mexico and one of the quarter-finals. It was the first Brazilian Stadium to obtain the LEED “Green” certification. Since its re-inauguration, the Arena Castelão has hosted more than 50 matches of the local league and of the Brazil Cup. The stadium was one of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and also hosted international-class concerts from artists like Paul McCartney and Beyoncé.



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