VIP Tribune at Monumental Stadium of Colo Colo
La Florida, Santiago
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The project covers the VIP tribune of the “Monumental Stadium”, property of the Colo Colo Football Club and located in the city of La Florida, state of Santiago, Chile. The purpose of the project was to replace the existing coverage, which was of metal plates and was in poor condition, with a cover of greater aesthetic quality. The new cover is part of the total renovation of the stadium.
The complexity of this project has two special peculiarities:
- The first is the architectural design, this should accommodate the irregular configuration of the concrete beams pre-existing conditions would be placed and it should be consistent with them. It should also make a way to evacuate rainwater and be aesthetically compatible with the existing building as part of the facade.
- The second one, the configuration and structural system, due to that rest on concrete beams structurally independent, this structure should be flexible enough if an earthquake took place because the buildings would moved in different directions, this is achieved through tri-articulated arches.
The structure and the membrane were fully built in Lima (Peru) and the structure was designed to be completely disarmed. It was moved to Chile to be armed only using bolts for assembly work and some drilling and welding to the existing beams.
The result of the project was a success in itself and meets customer requirements. It was the first project that Cidelsa did for the most important football club of Chile. This project served as a letter of introduction from the company for the following 3 stadiums that were developed and build in 2008: The Municipal Stadium German Becker at Temuco with a covered surface of 23000m², the Bicentenary Stadium of La Florida at Santiago with a covered surface of 8300m² and the Municipal Stadium Nelson Oyarzún Arenas at Chillán with a covered surface of 8300m². New designs for more stadiums are planned.
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