RSHP

National Football Stadium

Project Partners
Simon Smithson

Project Leads
Vidal Fernandez Diez

Project Partners
Simon Smithson

Project Leads
Vidal Fernandez Diez

Job Sheets
English
Català

Job Sheets
English
Català

Date
2013-ongoing

Client
Foundation Parque Hugo Chavez

Location
Caracas, Venezuela

Cost
$ 325,000,000

Overview

Estadio Nacional de Fútbol de Venezuela, Caracas - created in collaboration with engineering firms Arup and schlaich bergermann und partner - is set in parkland on a hillside overlooking the Venezuelan capital.

RSHP’s first football stadium is the result of an initial approach by Mayor Jorge Rodriguez to look at the design of a new bus station and masterplan for the area known as La Rinconada 8.5km south-west of the capital. This masterplan includes a transport interchange (linking a new bus station with existing metro and train stations) and also establishes a new metropolitan park protecting the surrounding hillsides from further development. Within the park, existing sports facilities, including the listed Arthur Froehlich-designed racecourse, will now be augmented by a new baseball stadium, a geodesic dome for events and a colourful 50,000 capacity bowl-shaped national football stadium, providing a new focus for leisure activities in the city and an additional eight hectares of public space.

The football stadium, which features terraces cut into the hillside that give way to a series of floating esplanades providing access to the various levels, is a lightweight addition to the surrounding topography with deliberate gaps left in the structure to provide spectacular views of the city to the northeast. A brightly-coloured bicycle wheel canopy roof hovers over the complex, which will be FIFA certified and play host to Caracas FC.

Data

Team
Laurence Day, Vidal Fernandez, Tobi Frenzen, Dan Hanna, Ed Hiscock, James Leathem, Ramon Mendoza, Pedro Morales, Matilde Napoleao, Richard Rogers, Marian San Emeterio, Anna Sebastia, Simon Smithson, Soki So, Maria Taboada, Andrew Tyley, Zoe Webber

Project Partners
Simon Smithson

Project Leads
Vidal Fernandez Diez

Job Sheets
English
PDF

Project Partners
Simon Smithson

Project Leads
Vidal Fernandez Diez

Job Sheets
English
PDF

Date
2013-ongoing

Location
Caracas, Venezuela

Area
121,000m²

Structural Engineer
Arup / schlaich bergermann und partner

Landscape Architect
Arquitectura y Agronomia

Data

Team
Laurence Day, Vidal Fernandez, Tobi Frenzen, Dan Hanna, Ed Hiscock, James Leathem, Ramon Mendoza, Pedro Morales, Matilde Napoleao, Richard Rogers, Marian San Emeterio, Anna Sebastia, Simon Smithson, Soki So, Maria Taboada, Andrew Tyley, Zoe Webber

Date
2013-ongoing

Location
Caracas, Venezuela

Area
121,000m²


Structural Engineer
Arup / schlaich bergermann und partner

Landscape Architect
Arquitectura y Agronomia

Project Partners
Simon Smithson

Project Lead
Vidal Fernandez Diez

Job Sheets
English
PDF

Project Partners
Simon Smithson

Project Leads
Vidal Fernandez Diez

Job Sheets
English
PDF

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