Estadio Nacional de Venezuela
|Design||Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners|
Estadio Nacional de Venezuela – design description
First stadium ever designed by renowned Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners was created with support from stadium-engineering giants: Arup Sport and Schlaich Bergermann und Partner.
The stands able to hold 55,000 people will be literally built into the side of a hill. Access for spectators will be enabled by terrace-alike promenade, artificial extensions of the hillside.
Most distinctive feature of the stadium will be its roof, though. The tensile-cable structure known from many stadia across the globe will have a unique colour scheme. Inspired with Venezuela's national colours, the cover will also resemble an Indian panache.
The stadium will become part of Gran Parque Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's national sports complex in south-western district of La Rinconada. Apart from the football stadium the plan foresees also a 35,000-capacity national baseball stadium. Both of them will accompany the existing indoor arena and hippodrome.