Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo

Capacity20 000
Country Chile
CitySantiago
ClubsUniversidad Católica
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
Cost$ 30 mln
Construction2022-2023
Design IDOM

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Description: Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo

After the reconstruction, the stadium is to create a multifunctional space where it will be possible to organize sports, business and cultural events. The design assumes the construction of a facility with a capacity of 20,000 seats, with four rectangular stands with two levels. Importantly, all stands will have a flat roof.

Currently, Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo, which was established in 1988, can accommodate around 14,700 spectators. The last major renovation took place in 2012, when seats were installed on the Alberto Fouillioux tribune, and lounges were built on Sergio Livingstone stand.

A five-story building will be integrated into the main stand. It is to become a back office for the press and fulfill commercial functions. In addition, logistics and security operations will be carried out there. It is also known that there are plans to expand the dressing rooms, build lounges and VIP areas, as well as modernize the sound system.

The new roof will improve the acoustics of the facility. It will not let the sound out, reflecting it towards the turf. Importantly, it will also limit the light leakage outside the stadium. It is already known that part of the roof structure will be made of glued laminated timber. Additionally, facades and numerous interiors will be wood-clad in order to build a dialogue between the tectonic and lightweight elements, visually softening the prefabricated concrete elements.

Lighting masts will disappear with the installation of the latest generation of LED floodlights. Moreover, there will be 400 photovoltaic panels that will provide the necessary energy for the match day.

The designers of the stadium plan to reduce water consumption by 10% thanks to the use of efficient taps, automatic pitch irrigation and the creation of a small sewage treatment plant.

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