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Populous opens Arena das Dunas, Natal for 2014 Brazil World Cup

“We have designed a stadium and a masterplan that showcases the aesthetics of the beautiful surrounding area of das Dunas and will create a great atmosphere for the World Cup 2014,” said Populous senior principal Christopher Lee, who led the project.

Twenty huge aluminium petals fold around this 42,000-seat stadium that sports architecture firm Populous has completed in Rio Grande do Norte,Brazil, ahead of the FIFA World Cup kicking off this summer.  Arena das Dunas is one of six new stadiums constructed for the international football tournament in 2014 and will be used to host four group stage matches in the city of Natal.

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