Located in Cuiaba, Mato Grosso, Brazil, the Pantanal Arena was designed by the GCP Arquitetos practice on an area of over 300000 square meters to give access to a plaza with a play area, walking track, restaurants and bars along with landscaping and a reflecting pool.
The stadium can host 42968 spectators during soccer matches and the modular structure can be adapted to host 27000 spectators so that the maintenance costs would be reduced when the minimum 40000 spectator establishments needed for FIFA arenas aren’t required.
The arena is adaptable to host other events as well such as concerts, exhibitions, fairs or other sporting events and its design was intended to ensure a sustainable structure with elements such as water reuse, natural ventilation or photovoltaic panels integrated.
The materials used in its construction are wood, metal, PVC membrane on the façade and they ensure a LEED certification. The surrounding landscape consists of 1500 trees and 300 shrubs which were planted to offer a pleasant microclimate.