Diablos Rojos Baseball Stadium
Studio: FGP Atelier in collaboration with Taller ADG
Project: Diablos Rojos Baseball Stadium
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Credit: Rafael Gamo
After 16 championships and more than 70 years of history as the leading baseball team of mexico, los diablos rojos del mexico will have a new home stadium, with an impressive 13,000+ covered seats and 7,000 berm seating.Alfredo harp helú stadium is more than a building, it is an urban complex.Estadio diablos will have a monumental lightweight roof structure resembling diablos’ trident, which drastically contrasts the predictable roof geometry that has historically defined baseball stadiums around the world. Indicative of the sky, the roof design is sharp, translucent, luminous and dynamic. Composed of lightweight steel wrapped in ptfe textile material, the roof will become an iconic symbol for the great city of mexico.In contrast to the visual lightness of the roof, the base level is ceremonial and draws from many cultural cues. Designed using local materials from the valley of mexico and inspired by the pre-hispanicera, the plaza level design has specific references to the court of the ancient mesoamerican ballgame and emphasizes the connection between the earth and the heavens. The guiding concept was to establish the duality between prehispanic mexico through thebase and contemporary mexico through the roof of centro deportivo alfredo harp helú which blends tradition, innovation, austerity and technology into one space.