Ranked highly in each category, the latest major stadium of Mexico stands out in many ways, becoming one of the most amazing stadiums opened in recent years!
Mexico’s largest stadium project in many years is also the country’s number one in terms of corporate facilities. As for capacity it’s not the greatest, but then again it was expanded already in the first season in operation, which means CF Monterrey didn’t plan a stadium too big for their needs.
As you can read below, Estadio BBVA Bencomer earned its 2nd spot in this year’s Jury Vote particularly for how the building was able to build a connection with Monterrey/Guadalupe’s landscape. It’s outer form is clear and distinctive. Notes in particular categories were: aesthetics 7.1 pts, relation with surroundings 6.7 and innovation 6.35.
César Azcárate, IDOM: Interesting relationship with the mountain, it determines the final shape of the stadium. On the other hand, the external cladding does not permit the contact with the exterior.
Andrew Edge, Arup Associates: The distinct shape and materiality of the Estadio BBVA Bancomer integrates the stadium well into its local context. It also sets a new precedent for stadium design in Mexico and demonstrates traditional ‘European’ stadium features whilst incorporating local characteristics and identity.
Dipesh Patel, Pattern Architects: Addressing the mountain gives this stadium its unique form and a nice connection to the surrounding landscape. This powerful image is let down close up through an– intimidating mass and the harsh grain of the cladding. The public realm has rich zones for pedestrians.