Scoring Work In Brazil

Walter-Storyk Design Group’s international team has completed work on the Mineirao Stadium renovation in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. WSDG was retained to design the acoustic program and complete audio and video systems for the entire stadium including all the public areas. “Our primary concerns focused on the level of sound comfort and intelligibility in relation to the RT60 reverberation time required to meet stipulated FIFA STI mandates,” said Renato Cipriano, General Manager of WSDG Brazil. “Our sophisticated simulation programs enabled us to assess and ‘auralize’ the entire complex. We identified extensive sound reflections throughout the arena and concluded that acoustical absorption be installed at the inner ring of the audience sector to achieve the required STI values.”