Diogo Taddei

Diogo Taddei is a sports architect and planner (and enthusiast) with nearly 20 years of experience in the field. He began his career as part of the design team of Rio’s Olympic Stadium Nilton Santos and since then he has been engaged in a vast number of projects and sports events, including the FIFA World Cup the Olympic Games. His experience goes beyond the design of sports infrastructure. He has a solid expertise in master planning of sports complexes and events. Spanning from early stage  operational requirement, transport and mobility strategies, to prescribing guidelines and design criteria for stadiums internationally. He has recently assisted Paris to win the 2024 Olympic Games bid and is since then, an advisor for the Organising Committee, leading the consultancy team.

For the FIFA World Cup, as an advisor, of behalf of the Organising Committee, he was in charge of the supervision of the design development of the 12 stadia used at the 2014 Brazil World Cup, regarding design compliance to the FIFA Stadium Guidelines, the implementation of the temporary installations and the stadia’s legacy use. He played a key role in the design and redevelopment of the Maracana Stadium

As architecture manager at the Olympic Park for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio he played an important role in the design development of the Park’s master planning and the sports venues including the Velodrome, Olympic Aquatic Centre, Tennis Centre and the Carioca Arenas, which hosted basketball, judo, taekwondo, fencing and wrestling.

Diogo is Head of Sports at EGIS, a global multidisciplinary engineering, design and operations group, where he has been since 2016.

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AusRAIL Custom Stand Venue guidelines

All temporary structures will be professionally designed, structurally sound and will contain reasonable provision for:

  • Safety of persons to be accommodated in the event of fire including means of egress
  • Prevention of fire
  • Suppression of fire
  • Patrons must give consideration for wheelchair access to the Stand (NCC – Section D3.3) The reduction of the existing level of fire protection is not permissible.

Designers and builders have an obligation to design and construct to these principles and any relevant standards or legislation while meeting the special needs of their client. Parts of these principles include:

  • Stands over 18m2 where roofing is fitted must have a “Smoke Detection Device” and have a fire extinguisher installed. The recommended material for the roofing is “shark tooth” type material that allows water penetration from sprinklers and fire cannon.
  • Audience chairs within a temporary structure must be secured in groups of not less than 4 and not more than 16. Maximum seats in each row must not exceed 8 where there is an aisle at one end only or 16 where there are aisles on both sides of the row. (NCC NSW H101.11.1).