Welcome to the Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota, now a reference venue in the Invicta

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Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota is aimed at preserving the identity and ensuring high quality room's acoustics. The venue hosts eight thousand people and all types of events.

Former Sports Pavilion, aka Rosa Mota Pavilion underwent a stringent restructuring plan, highly innovative; this building was literally brought to life and aims at an auspicious future.

Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota officially opened on 28th October and its activities programme already covers a two-month period. For starters.

On 31st October, the iconic band from Porto, Ornatos Violeta kicks off the performance season at 10pm. This is a sold out event, so, it will repeat the following day, at the same hour.

The Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota project was undertaken by the Círculo de Cristal Consortium, made up by Lucios and PEV Entertainment. The venue is fitted with state-of-the-art technologies and can host up to eight thousand people in cultural, sports and business events.

The privileged location of the Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota is an added value as it works as a streamline for culture in Porto.

It is worth highlighting the creation of a much needed Congress Centre, on the ground floor, which includes an amphitheatre/auditorium, with room capacity for 532 seats, an exhibition area, and four rooms for business events. Also, corporate events can be hosted in the arena, with a room capacity for 5.500 seating positions.

Retractable stands are another novelty in this new addition to the Invicta, which enable the reallocation of room space to fit any event and the number of


The old exterior façade was kept; still, the building now offers a restaurant with a view to the lake and to the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal, whose opening is scheduled for the first semester of 2020, and a food court to support this activity.

Boxes are accessible through the first and the third floors, and the 23 cabins are located on the second floor.

The Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota project took into consideration sustainability issues, in order to leave a green footprint in the city.

As such, energy and resource efficiency were a main concern during the project implementation, namely the natural cooling of the temperature control machines by resorting to the lake water of the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal, which allows the reduction of nearly 40% of energy consumption and water waste.

Moreover, the Installation of double glazed high pressure laminate windows inside the dome and tempered glass on the outside enables a much more energy efficient building.

The illumination system - LED bulbs were used - and responsible waste management are other examples of sustainable options used in the refurbished building.

And let's not forget the room acoustics, which is crucial for every type of performance.

The entire structure is covered with a multilayer of rock wool, as well as an acoustics screen embedding the buds or spaces between the pillars. The visual impact is minimum as the canvas were specifically arranged for that purpose.

The 768 eyepieces that make up the building dome exterior - a brand image - were kept, so as to preserve the exterior architectural identity.

Super Bock Arena - Pavilhão Rosa Mota already has several events scheduled: "Amar Amália" (16th November), "Lisbon Film Orchestra" (8th November), Rui Veloso (14th December) or "Carmina Burana" (28th December).