Translucent, lightweight roof complements structure of Brazil stadium

06/13/2014 | ArchDaily.com

The new lightweight roof at the MaracanĂ£ Stadium in Rio de Janeiro suits the historic facility after replacing its cantilevered concrete roof. The roof, which consists of a "PTFE coated fiberglass membrane," made use of the existing concrete columns of the arena to create a structure inspired by a spoked wheel.

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