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Work to begin on new stadium in Bolivia

The 20,000-cap venue in the capital La Paz is being designed by architect L35 and is expected to be completed in 2025

By James Hanley on 16 Dec 2022


image © L35 Architects

Construction of a new stadium capable of hosting concerts is about to start in Bolivia.

The 20,000-cap venue in the capital La Paz is being built on the site of the former Simón Bolívar Liberator Stadium (cap. 5,000) in the middle of the Tembladerani neighbourhood.

The stadium, which is expected to be completed in 2025, will be home to Club Bolivar football club but will also host gigs and shows, as well as offering restaurants, shops and event spaces.

It is being designed by architect L35, which was selected last year through an international competition arranged by the club and its partner City Football Group.

“The urban impact of a construction of these characteristics requires internalising the surroundings and adapting to the scale of the site”

L35 says the venue is intended to stand out in the La Paz landscape while also blending in with its surroundings.

“The urban impact of a construction of these characteristics requires internalising the surroundings and adapting to the scale of the site,” says the company’s Guillermo Gusó, as per ArchDaily.

L35 is also handling the renovation of Real Madrid’s Bernabeu Stadium in Spain along with a host of other projects around the world.

 


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