Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) will oversee the design and construction of two new stadiums within Caracas’ Hugo Chavez Park and details have emerged regarding the Estadio Nacional de Fútbol de Venezuela. Designed by RSHP, in collaboration with Arup and Schlaich Bergermann und Partners, the project will be the practice’s first ever football stadium.
Perched on a hillside site, providing spectacular views of the city to the northeast, the design will feature a “lightweight, brightly-colored bicycle wheel canopy” which, according to the architect, will capture “the joy and vitality of the city and its people.”
As Simon Smithson, the project’s lead architect, describes: “The hillside site created an unusual challenge and the design reflects this with terraces cut into the landscape giving way to a series of floating esplanades that provide access to the various levels of stadium.”
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