Six matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup were played in the newly constructed, 65,000-seat Arena Corinthians Stadium. Since April 2013, Airbus Defense and Space has been monitoring the site on a monthly basis and has been providing information on the construction progress through a series of photo-interpretation reports using specially acquired Pléiades images.
Monitoring Construction of the Arena Corinthians StadiumSão Paulo, Brazil
The 20th FIFA World Cup – the international men’s soccer tournament -- was held in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. Like the Olympic Games, this kind of international event is always accompanied by the renovation of existing or the construction of new sports venues. Architects, Project Managers and National Authorities can all benefit from Airbus Defense and Space’s Site Monitoring service to follow the construction progress leading up to the event and to follow the upkeep and use of the sites after the big event.
The Pléiades image acquired on 25 April, 2013, highlights a significant step in the stadium construction.
Indeed, Eastern and Western tribunes are in place, and the roof is being put on. Earthworks for laying the future lawn are underway. A new underground entrance North of the site can be observed.
The Pléiades image acquired on June 7 shows the progression of different parts of the roof. Works for laying the lawn are still ongoing.
Moreover, many earthworks and facilities can be observed all over the site.
Construction of the West roof has begun; the East roof is nearly finished and the lawn has been laid.
The construction of the roof covering on the East and West grandstands is in progress.
Future parts of the roof are being assembled in the parking area and settings up of new road infrastructures are visible.
Roofing on the East grandstands is now completed. Work continues on the West and South grandstands.
The construction of new road facilities such as an arch bridge and a bitumen coating on the new access road can be observed.
While roof covering is continuing, activity is visible on the lawn, probably due to maintenance of the grass.
The Pléiades image acquired on 29 November highlights the consequences of the accident which happened on 27 November.
Indeed, part of the metal frame of the North stand roof and the crane which fell during the assembly stage are visible on the ground.
Work is on-going.
Part of the metal frame of the roof which collapsed in November 2013 is being lifted by two mobile cranes.
The main changes relate to the access infrastructure: multiple access ramps are under construction, earthworks around the site are also underway.
Construction of the stadium is still on-going.
Indeed, part of the roof structural steel frame of the North Stand, fallen in November 2013, was setting up, helped by two mobile cranes. The roof covering the East and West stands is still on-going.