The new stadium in Caracas designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners with Arup and Schlaich Bergermann und Partner is part of a masterplan for the city’s La Rinconada district including a public transport node (bus, metro and railway interchange) and a new metropolitan park which will incorporate both existing sports facilities such as the hippodrome designed by Arthur Froehlich in 1959 and new facilities such as the Estadio Nacional de Futbol de Venezuela.
The new stadium will stand in a panoramic location at the top of a hill: an unusual site for a stadium. A series of terraces will overcome the difficulties created by the sloping ground and provide access to the stadium’s different levels. The roof is the architectural element that will grab visitors’ attention first: the architects plan to use bright colours symbolising Caracas’ great vitality and joie de vivre.
Design: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Arup, Schlaich Bergermann und Partner
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Images courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners