May 15, 2014
Opening to the public of the Arena do Morro in Mãe Luiza, Natal – Brazil
A new social opportunity, for sports, cultural activities and leisure.
One of the Ameropa Foundation’s most awaited project has been finalized. After four and a half years of planning, followed by one and a half years of construction, the sports- and cultural-center “Arena do Morro” stands there in all its simplicity and beauty!
The Ameropa Foundation has accompanied Mãe Luiza for more than 20 years. At the time Mãe Luiza was a miserable favela. Today, even if still poor, it is a lively and buoyant community. The Arena do Morro which has been initiated and funded by the Ameropa Foundation is the first such project in the area and it is receiving by all stakeholders a very enthusiastic attention - also due to the prestigious architects Herzog & de Meuron, who agreed to do this work pro bono.