PALRAM’s SUNTUF® Covers the 2014 World Cup Castelao Stadium, Fortaleza
RAMAT YOHANAN, Israel, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –
PALRAM qualified for its second consecutive World Cup games, this time covering the
“Placido Castelo” stadium with SUNTUF(R) 2mm thick roofing.
The “Placido Castelo” Stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil is popularly known as “Castelao”,
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.
“The Palram Project Support Team was given the task of providing an architectural
solution for the roof skylight. The proposal implemented was a 7,000 sqm transparent front
edge roofing specially designed to allow natural daylight on the pitch” said Mr. Tal
Furman, Palram Chief Engineer.
The solution offered by PALRAM was based on its continuing worldwide stadium roofing
trend using SUNTUF(R) transparent corrugated polycarbonate sheets, as a front edge
covering, providing a perfect cost effective watertight solution.
For the Castelao stadium roof, PALRAM specified 9m single length SUNTUF(R) corrugated
polycarbonate sheets that cover the entire roof length, thus ensuring long term
transparency for the skylight and reduced risk for leakage.
The Arena Castelao will host 6 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
Castelao has hosted more than 50 matches of the local league and of the Brazil Cup. The
stadium also hosted matches of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and international-class
concerts from artists like Paul McCartney and Beyonce.
As part of PALRAM preparation for the World Cup, a polycarbonate roofing solutions
professional seminar was held in front of Brazil top architects, engineers and
construction professionals by Mr. Michel Allouch, Palram V.P. Marketing and development.
As a result of this seminar, the same solution was implemented by PALRAM project team as
well at the new Palmeiras Stadium in Sao Paulo, although this stadium is not hosting the
world cup games.
For over 50 years, PALRAM has been a global leader in manufacturing extruded
thermoplastic sheets, offering an extensive product line for consumer, architectural,
construction, sign & display, and agricultural applications.
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