AGC announced it will be the sole-source supplier of all glass components for the construction of Arena Corinthians, a new soccer stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil that features a design heavily accented by glass.
The building’s architects cited AGC’s specialty glass, Planibel Clearvision, as a major player in their decision to go with the global manufacturer.
“We selected AGC’s Planibel Clearvision for its excellent transparency, quality and color stability, in addition to its reliable supply,” says Anibal Coutinho, chief architect of Arena Corinthians. “As the home stadium of the Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Arena Corinthians needs to incorporate the team’s colors, which are black and white. Following several tests, we determined that Planibel Clearvision was the ideal glass material for this historic architectural project for its rendering of purely white colors.”
AGC’s extra-clear glass will be featured in the facades, balustrades and VIP lounges of the stadium. The arena will be on full display in June, when it hosts the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
“Planibel Clearvision is the perfect choice for glass fittings at Arena Corinthians,” says Davide Cappellino, president of AGC Glass Brazil. “Planibel Clearvision’s wider architectural applications include interior partitions, building façades, shop fronts and museum displays, while industrial applications include lighting and solar cell covers, furniture and shower screens.”