Rio World Cup Stadium
Rio World Cup Stadium
Project Information
  • Project Title: Maracana World Cup Stadium
  • Location: Rio; South America
  • Stadium capacity: 85,000 People
Design Data
  • Total area drained: 55000m2
  • Max total flow rate permissible: 288 litres/second
  • Number of filters: 18 x Wisy VORTEX WFF 300
  • Completion: Summer 2014
Wisy vortex 300 at sports stadium
Drainage Filtration at World Cup Stadium

The huge Maracana sports stadium in Rio was the focal point for the 2014 World Cup, and will also be the main venue during the 2016 Olympic Games. With an all seated capacity of 85,000 the stadium will be the largest in South America.

The sports stadium has recently undergone extensive renovation, part of which is the installation of a rainwater harvesting system to supply the toilet facilities and to irrigate the pitch. The system was designed and supplied by Brazilian Wisy partner Aquastock.

WISY Vortex Filters

A total of 18 WISY WFF300 Vortex filters were used to harvest the rainwater from the vast 50,000 square metre roof area. The Wisy vortex filter was chosen for this project due to its low maintenance features, high filter efficiency, vehicle load bearing and oxygen enriching capabilities.

Rainwater System
  • Project Title: Maracane World Cup Stadium
  • Location: Rio; South America
  • Stadium capacity: 85,000 People
Design Data
  • Total area drained: 55000m2
  • Max total flow rate permissible: 288 litres/second
  • Number of filters: 18 x Wisy VORTEX WFF 300
  • Completion: Summer 2014