The Luanda Multisports Pavilion in Angola was designed by the practice of Berger Arquitectos to improve the quality of life in the region while also promoting the prosperity of the area and its cosmopolitan life.
Angola was selected to be the first African country to host the rink Hockey World Cup in 2013 and this pavilion was created to serve as the main venue for the competition, as a symbol for the event. The pavilion has a capacity of 12000 spectators and a modular approach was chosen since it would reduce the time needed while also reducing the costs.
The modular elements were outsourced and assembled on site. The venue needed to serve as a setting for different events so the seats are partially retractable to adapt to various layouts. The standards of comfort and safety are up to international levels so that the viewing conditions and auxiliary facilities are optimal.
The project maximizes the sustainable solutions for cooling and ventilation in the main areas and its layout is spread over four levels with a metallic structure that ensures shading and protection from wind and rain.