The Arena Pernambuco Consortium and the NEC Corporation, a Japanese technology company, signed a Document of Intentions last Monday (May 2nd) for the implementation of technological solutions for the World Cup City, a project which will be implemented in the town of São Lourenço da Mata, which stands some 19 km from the city of Recife, and which will be part of the preparation of the capital of Pernambuco for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil.
The signing of this document had the participation of the State Governor, Eduardo Campos, as the development of the new urban centrality will be aligned with official Government policies.
The consortium plans to implement the first ever Smart City in Brazil. This means that the city will follow parameters for mobility, security and infrastructure, and will have connectivity as its distinguishing factor.
The Arena Pernambuco, the stadium that will represent the city of Recife in the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, will be constructed inside the World Cup City. This project will be implemented on a site with a total area of 240 hectares and also includes 7,200 housing units, a commercial sector, a hotel area and an entertainment center.
With systems well integrated into urban equipment, this complex seeks to offer greater efficiency in the services provided. Over the next few months, there will be the definition of the technological factors of the project, which will be presented together with the master plan for the World Cup City, in September.