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La Rinconada Stadium

Caracas, Venezuela

Located just outside the capital, this 36,500-seat baseball stadium is slated to be a venue for the Venezuelan winter baseball league and for international baseball events. Designed to world-class standards, the stadium is also specific to the unique conditions, opportunities and traditions of Venezuela. Drawing on the country’s rich colors, patterns and textures for inspiration, the design is something of a cultural allegory. The stadium’s upper façade is articulated as a weave of steel, recalling indigenous basket weaving traditions. And cascading circulation ramps both embrace fans as they enter and extend into the surrounding landscape and public park of which the stadium is a part. Concourses are open to the playing field, and to the city of Caracas beyond. The stadium is currently under construction.