Date of Submission

Spring 5-6-2021

Degree Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Ameen Farooq


This thesis addresses the issue of readapting the National Mané Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia with the intent to start a dialog on what identity and culture mean and how its represented in terms of a city using Brasilia. My proposal focuses in on the interrogation of the past theory and practices that influenced the concepts and foundation of the city and blending in modern day cultural ideas and influences. The main idea in choosing to re-adapt the stadium is because of its history of abandonment in which in 2 periods in history where it reached a point were it was abandoned then subsequent attempts to revitalize with new renovations to bring crowed back in 1973 and 2014 with the most recent renovation 900 million dollars got pumped into a complete overhaul of the stadium and been abandoned for the past 6 years and is currently being used as a storage facility and extra parking for city buses, at the moment the stadium represents an idea of corruption and disdain towards the government for wasteful spending in a period of extreme economic crisis, my aim is to push forward and embrace the organizational structure of the city to create a micro community that blends with modern ideals that the city represents and culture of the people will become the epicenter of change, though this to bring new life and unique experiences that can help be the middle ground that’s missing from in the city that has so strongly embraced the modernistic ideals, my project will show how the influence of the structure of the city and its bases in foundational concepts of Ebenezer Howard ( Garden City ) and Arturo Soria y Mata ( Linear City) play a part in the new programing of the stadium to help redistribute new functions such as living areas, commercial, green/agricultural spaces