new estadio chivas by jean-marie massaud + daniel pouzet
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aug 09, 2010
new estadio chivas by jean-marie massaud + daniel pouzet

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.

estadio roof complete
image via oso88



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.

image via oso88

image via oso88

aerial view of the stadium

image via oso88

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


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