Alfredo Harp Helú “Diablos Rojos” Stadium / FGP Workshop + Taller ADG


Alfredo Harp Helú “Diablos Rojos” Stadium / FGP Workshop + Taller ADG

© Rafael Gamo© Rafael Gamo© Rafael Gamo© Rafael Gamo+ 36


  • Zoned Area of ​​this architectural project Zoned:
    60,000 m²

  • Year Year of completion of this architecture project

    Year:


    2019


  • Photographs Photographs: Rafael Gamo

  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, BASF, Cemex, Euro seats, DOMA, DUNN, FAPRESA, Helvex, Porcewol by Alfher, Robert McNeel & Associates, ZERSOR






© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

Text description provided by the architects. Designed by architects of Mexican origin Francisco Gonzalez Pulido and Alonso de Garay, of Chicago-based FGP Atelier, and Taller ADG based in Ciudad de México; Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium is the country’s largest baseball facility to date with 20,000 seats, a radical departure from its home team’s previous home, the 5,200-seat Estadio Fray Nano. Baseball enthusiast, team co-owner and renowned Mexican businessman and philanthropist, Helú commissioned De Garay, who invited González Pulido to collaborate, to design a world-class facility with all the services and amenities for his team and its supporters, but with the utmost intention of reinvigorating sport in Mexico and fostering a sense of community and culture.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

Located next to the Formula 1 race track in the Magdalene Mixhuca sports complex, the architectural and theoretical enterprise was to merge modern and prehistoric materials to make reference to the history and culture of Mexico while overturning the stadium paradigm. The stadium roof, which is nicely shaped in the form of a trident spear to refer to the home team’s evil name, was a technological feat in itself. The roof was designed by FGP Atelier, the non-public interiors by Taller ADG, and the podium seats and public traffic in collaboration between FGP Atelier and Taller ADG.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

The monumental but light structure is made of steel wrapped in a PTFE textile material that plays with the light. To install it, the world’s largest crane was used to lift the massive truss structures into position while digital scanning techniques ensured precise alignment. Six truncated pyramid shapes covered in native volcanic rock form the base of the structure and provide outdoor terraces at the top with food stalls and socializing space away from the arena. The shape and materiality of the forms, which recall the ancient Mesoamerican temples, recall the rich history of the country and perfectly combine ceremony and innovation, offering an impressive entrance.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
Axo
Axo
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

The stadium itself offers the feel of an open-air amphitheater largely because of the feel of a ‘floating’ roof with an impressive 11,500 covered seats and 8,500 additional seats in the outfield, all designed for. provide a fantastic view of the ball game. While VIP-level lodges overlooking the grounds are incorporated, a certain amount of low-cost seating is reserved specifically for the surrounding community. In addition, a public plaza has been designed to surround the stadium, providing the local community with a way to earn additional income through a year-round open market and another opportunity to meet.

Plans
Plans
Entrance section
Entrance section

Known as the Diablos Rojos stadium in honor of the local team, the stadium presents a new architectural paradigm for sports facilities that perfectly combines culture, technology and offers different possibilities for social engagement, a factor that constitutes much of Mexican culture. Culture. Designed to be more than a stadium, it establishes itself as the iconic home of Mexican baseball with a training center available to the local community, a community market and great seating for all.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo


About Opal Jones

Check Also

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez Has Never Been Interested In Football

Georgina Rodriguez says she never discusses football with her partner Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo. …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.