Amazonia Arena - A Stadium in the Rainforest
It's usually hot, humid and muggy in Manaus - not a place that would propel ordinary people to athletic achievements. But the city with a population of 1.8 million in the middle of the Amazonian rainforest was chosen as one of 12 venues for the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil. The stadium is being built by the German architectural firm Gerkan, Marg and Partners.
The Arena da Amazonia will be designed to comply with stringent sustainability and environmental criteria. But how will the expensive stadium be used after the World Cup?