new estadio chivas by jean-marie massaud + daniel pouzet
new estadio chivas by jean-marie massaud + daniel pouzet new estadio chivas by jean-marie massaud + daniel pouzet
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


  • they should do this kind of stadiums in italy.

    achille says:
  • i meant to say that it resembles piano’s supermarket but designboom was ahead of me. the ‘during construction’ photo is renzo piano’s volcano which is a few kilometers more to the east (or west).
    anyway, this seems to work fine as a volcano allegory, while piano’s is a crime against architecture

    anony mouse says:
  • Indeed even if built in 1990 Renzo Piano Stadium in Bari is a century ahead.Nola is another type of project.

    Alex says:
  • This is the first time I see a building that looks better than the renders,,,

    aschim says:
  • beutiful. the relationship between land and structure

    MOHD S RABI says:
  • I love an idea.. and to aschim- agree about renders 😀

    Marta says:
  • I am a native of this city, and I think they did not think about urban design because it is difficult to get on and create heavy traffic. Incomplete Design.

    Irma Zamora says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
490,452 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample