Some of the iconic lightweight roofs you will see hovering above the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil this summer, were designed by Knut Stockhusen and his team. Knut, Partner and Managing Director of world renowned schlaich bergermann partner practice, also happens to be the lead structural designer of the stadia designed for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the legendary Maracanã Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, and the Arena da Amazônia, in Manaus. He has been actively engaged in international projects since 2000, and managed several FIFA and UEFA Stadia projects.
Knut and his team are amongst leading experts in the field of lightweight structures with a particular focus on sports venues and stadium design. He has accumulated a wealth of experience in the design, analysis and construction of moveable structures and retractable roofs. In this lunchtime talk he will focus onto this particular type of systems.
His engineering prowess has been celebrated by a number of awards for pioneering engineering projects such as the National Stadium Warsaw, and the stadia designed for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Maracanã Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, and the Arena da Amazônia, in Manaus.
He graduated from the University of Stuttgart in 1999 and currently leads projects for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, and other projects in Europe and South America. Knut is a member of the Chamber of Engineers Baden-Württemberg and International Association for Shells and Spatial Structures.