Studio: Gomez Vazquez International
Project: Yaquis Stadium
Location: Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
Project Category: Caring
Photo credits: Paris Palacios
The new Yaquis Baseball Stadium proudly portrays typical features of the region: exposed brick, neutral colors and transparencies resemblance the atmosphere of its surroundings. Its design is based on nine delimited structures that patterned the roof, which have been inspired by 8 native tribes that founded the roots of the State of Sonora and a ninth, Yaquis that represents the current situation of the team and the city.
The result is a space designed for an overall pleasant experience, including retail stores, food courts, halls and corridors designated for pure entertainment.
The main building is made of sandblasting concrete blocks giving the idea it is growing from the ground itself. At the same time, the accents of aggregate stone material confer a vintage touch without losing the contemporary character of the metallic and translucent elements presenting an air of modernity.
Yaqui people are known for the resolute determination to preserve their identity which is an inspirations for the team that carries their name and it is proudly represented in a stadium that is inspired by the essence and qualities that define their culture and traditions. 5,000 square meters of exterior green areas create spaces for leisure; 16,000 spectators are welcome in the stadium; designed under the criteria of the Major League Baseball’s (MBL); 1,902 parking spots; design under the standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).