studio massaud: estadio chivas
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aug 09, 2010
studio massaud: estadio chivas


new estadio chivas by jean marie massaud and daniel pouzet
image via mexsport

the new estadio chivas by french architects jean marie massaud and daniel pouzet of studio massaud
officially opened late last month. located in guadalajara, mexico the stadium was designed
to resemble that of an erupting volcano.

consisting of 45 000 seats the structure is enveloped with sloping parkland that rises up to
the stadium’s upper reaches. when games are not being played the slopes become a public park.

keeping with the theme of an erupting volcano, the stadium’s white membrane is intended
to look like a cloud hovering above the volcano.

rather than creating a parking lot around the exterior of the stadium the architects
chose to incorporate the 8500 parking spaces underneath the sloping sides of the volcano.

facilities also include various sports clubs, luxury boxes and a restaurant which seats 200 people
that offers a panoramic view.

construction of estadio chivas has been an international one with HOK involved in working
on the nuts and bolts of the facility while local architects supervise details of construction.

the full effect of the stadium will take another two years to resemble that of a volcano,
as both grass and trees will need to grow.


estadio roof complete
image via oso88


image via oso88


image via oso88


aerial view of the stadium


image via oso88

for more images of studio massaud’s estadio chivas see oso88′s photo stream.


construction of the roof
image via pitchinvasion


construction of the roof
image via pitchinvasion


during construction


early construction stages of the stadium


aerial view


the roof appears to be a cloud hovering over the volcano


inside the stadium


inside the stadium


interior

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