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A leading company in profesional services TomásLlavador Arquitectos e Ingenieros is a leading company of professional services in architecture and engineering, dedicated to the design, planning and comprehensive development of building and infrastructure projects in the urban environment. José Maria Tomás Llavador’s studio aims to promote a model of sustainable development and solidarity with future generations through the realization of projects which promote economic and social activity, respecting the values of cohabitation and environmental protection.

Close collaboration with the client TomásLlavador Arquitectos e Ingenieros works in a global and interdisciplinary manner, due to an ample team of international professionals with extensive and proven experience, committed to finding creative solutions. Currently, the company, composed of a dynamic and highly qualified team of architects, engineers, and technical specialists, has offices in Valencia, Alicante, and Madrid. Our work method seeks to promote an up-close collaboration with the client, based on a strong commitment and clearly focused on contributing added value. In this sense, in addition to offering an integral professional service, provides its clients with accentuated pro-active guidance.

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José María Tomás Llavador

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE José María Tomás Llavador (1954) is an architect with a degree from the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Valencia. In 1992 he founded his studio, TomásLlavador Arquitectos e Ingenieros, structured by young professionals of diverse nationalities that form a creative, multidisciplinary and dynamic team. His work in Spain includes the Masterplan and extension project of Feria Valencia and IFA Alicante, the Masterplans of Balcón al Mar and the 32nd America’s Cup and has designed the team bases for Team Alinghi, BMW-Oracle Racing and Team Germany. He has designed and adapted the old Lanera or wool factory from 1909, in Valencia, transforming it into the current Hotel Westin. In 2007 his proposal, in collaboration with J. Nouvel, won the International Ideas Competition Valencia al mar - Marina Real Juan Carlos I. He is also the author of the design and construction of ACTIU Technological Park in Castalla (Alicante), which has been awarded the Internacional Green GOOD DESIGN™ from the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum. 2011, the International BEX 2009 prize in the category of sustainable architecture, Honorable Mention of the 1st National Build Award NAPISA for Best Industrial project, 2009 and X FOPA Award to Project of the year in 2008. On an international level, José María Tomás has developed the projects for the commercial ports of Izmir and Mersin in Turkey; and an Urban Regeneration project in Lima, Peru. He has won the International Competitions for the development for the new waterfront of La Spezia (Italy) and for the design of the new Piazza della Visitazione in Matera (Italia), the latter awarded the International Architecture Award 2010 from the Chicago Atheneum and European Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies. He is also working on projects in Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Turkey and Dubai. He has lectured at international conferences and professional forums in Istanbul, Palermo, Bologna, Lisbon and Rome. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and Associate urban planning Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Valencia. Tomás Llavador founded and directs the magazine Lars. Cultura y Ciudad and the editorial I See Books, both dedicated to reflection and debate about the city and related social and cultural issues. Tomás Llavador’s work analyzes the city as a whole, seeking sustainable urban development together with a balanced and harmonic design, where space for living, working and playing coexist. He is especially interested in the urban transformation of opportunity spaces such as obsolete urban areas or waterfronts. Both at the urban and building scale, he creates flexible, mixed-use spaces with proper identity, where natural light, green spaces and sustainable materials are of major importance.

MAJOR WORKS FERIA VALENCIA [1999-2009] Masterplan Feria Valencia – Masterplan, feasibility study, program and infrastructures, urban design and planning; 612,000,000 m2 New Pavilions (2001-2008) – Design and construction of the 4 new pavilions; 285,756 m2; 352,625,620 € (518,553,986.90 $) Central Forum (2001-2003) – Design and construction of the new access hall; 5,585 m2; 4,224,921.09 € (6,129,193.02 $) Events Center + Pavilion 5 (2001-2008) – Design and construction of the emblematic building for Feria Valencia and an underground pavilion for special events; 10,275 m2 + 11,919 m2; 60,023,512.25 € (87,076,109.22 $) Infrastructure (2002-2007) – Design and construction of the bridge, highway connection, pedestrian access, tram connection, landscape design and green areas, and parking structure; 12,555,271.71 € (18,208,129.87 $) Metro Station and Access Hall (2007-2008) – 18,126,823.39 € (26,296,582.69 $) AUDITORIUM-CONSERVATORY IN TORREVIEJA [2006-2011] Architectural design and landscaping for the AuditoriumConservatory in Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain; SPTCV; 15,618.33 m2 + 78,000 m2 urbanization; 26,420,000 € (38,327,494 $) IFA EXHIBITION CENTER MASTERPLAN [2007-In progress] Masterplan, feasibility study, program, urban design, landscaping and concept design for the IFA exhibition center and business hub; IFA; Current phases include the architectural design and the landscaping project; 412,786m2; 300,000,000 € (435,210,000 $) SURGICAL WING. GENERAL HOSPITAL [2008-In progress] Design and construction of the extension of the surgical mechanisms; Valencia (Spain); Consorcio Hospital General Universitario; 15,000 m2; 19,000,000 € (27,563,300 $) TECHNOLOGICAL PARK ACTIU [2005-2009] Design and construction of a sustainable complex for ACTIU, a firm which designs and manufactures furniture and avant-garde interior equipment; Castalla, Alicante (Spain); Corporación ACTIU; 69,000 m2; 58,000,000 € (84,140,600 $) EXTENSION FOR THE IVAM [2002-2005] Extension project for the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, turning it into one of the most emblematic architectural works in Valencia. Designed in collaboration with SANAA; Valencia (Spain); IVAM; 33,097 m2; 48,036,138 € (69,686,025.40 $) WESTIN VALENCIA HOTEL ‘LA LANERA’ [2004-2006] Design and adaptation to a 5-star luxury hotel of the historic building of ‘La Lanera’; Valencia (Spain); Hotel Alameda Valencia; 20,800 m2; 17,013,553 € (24,681,561.34 $) CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF VALENCIA [2008-2010] Design and construction of a new emblematic space for the Chamber of Commerce which effectively resolves its multiple uses; Valencia (Spain); Cámara oficial de comercio, ind. y navegación; 17,939.61 m2, 7,360,517.38 € (10,677,902.56 $) SOCIOCULTURAL CENTER ‘LA ALTRUISTA’ [2009-2011] Design and construction of a cultural and rescreational facility for the municipality; Tavernes Blanques, Valencia (Spain); Ayto. de Tavernes Blanques; 1,126.17 m2; 882,489 € (1,280,226.79 $)

YOUTH SOCIAL CENTER IN XIRIVELLA [2010-2011] Design and construction of a facility for young people; Xirivella, Valencia (Spain); Ayto. de Xirivella; 722.19 m2; 520,264.80 € (754,748.14 $) TEAM ALINGHI BASE. 32ND AMERICA’S CUP [2004-2005] Design and construction of the base for Team Alinghi, defending champion of the competition; Muelle de la Aduana, Port of Valencia, (Spain); Team Alinghi ; 5,500m2; 4,847,883.49 € (7,032,824.58 $) NAZARET SPORTS PARK [2000-2003] Design and construction sports indoor facility located in the maritime district; Valencia (Spain); Ayuntamiento de Valencia; 9,057m2; 4,665,990 € (6,579,556.34 $) THE OCEANOGRÁFICO AQUARIUM [1996] Design and construction of the largest marine park in Europe. Designed in collaboration with Félix Candela; Valencia (Spain); Civis Project Management plc; 130,000 m2; 170,000,000 € (239,540,051.54 $) THEATER-AUDITORIUM IN MATERA, PIAZZA DELLA VISITAZIONE [2008-In progress] Design and program, landscape design, urbanization, infrastructures, installations and architectural concept design for the Piazza della Visitazione in Matera (Italy); Commune di Matera; 11,008.75m2 ; 24,535,000€ (35,592,925 $) MASTERPLAN AND PROJECTS FOR THE 32ND AMERICA’S CUP [2004-2007] Design and urban development, program, infrastructures, design of the public transports network, design of public spaces including the feasibility study of the Port’s Interior Harbour for the election of Valencia as host city of the 32nd America’s Cup; Valencia (Spain); Consorcio Valencia 2007; 340,000 m2 MARINA REAL JUAN CARLOS I . GRAO SECTOR [2007-2010] Winning proposal for the design of the urban plan for the Port and the final area of the Turia river, including connections with the coastal neighborhoods and the urban center. Feasibility study; 400,000 m2 ; Valencia (Spain); Consorcio Valencia 2007 F1 URBAN CIRCUIT [2007-2010] Conceptual design, landscaping and construction supervision for the F1 urban circuit; Valencia (Spain); UTE Fórmula 1; 49,871 m2 (permanent gardening) + 38.518 m2 (mobile gardening) ; 5,000,000 € (7,253,500 $) WATERFRONT LA SPEZIA [2007-2010] Winning proposal for the urban design for the conversion of the commercial port into a public space, including the redesign connection between the city and the sea, definition of public uses, green spaces, infrastructure, pedestrian and public transport traffic, urban planning and feasibility study; La Spezia (Italy); Autorità Portuale della Spezia; 600,000 m2; 215,000,000 € MASTERPLAN PLAYA DE PALMA [2007-2008] Finalist proposal for the urban design for the conversion of the waterfront, including the marine parade, public uses, green spaces, infrastructures, traffic and urban transport, study for a new touristic model and the feasibility study: Playa de Palma, Mallorca (Spain); Consorcio Platja de Palma; 450,000 m2



Ziel der Konzeption dieses Stadions ist es, ideale Vorraussetzungen für die zukünftige Entwicklung des Spitzensportes in Valencia zu schaffen und eine moderne, zeitgemäße Heimstätte für die Vereine und deren Fans zu bieten. Dabei bietet sich die Lage des Grundstücks im Herzen der Stadt als zentraler Identifikationspunkt und Initialzündung für die weitere Entwicklung des städtischen Quartieres an. Ebenfalls ermöglicht dies eine Verknüpfung der Sportfunktionen mit einer Vielzahl von öffentlichen und kommerziellen Nutzungen, die in das Gebäude integriert werden.

The stadium is designed with the purpose of giving Valencia the right conditions for future development of the sport and offer a headquarters within modern and adequate to the teams and their fans. With its location in the center of the city, the site provides a central point of identification that will be the starting point for the future development of the neighborhood. Simultaneously, facilitates the joint of sports functions with a wide variety of commercial and public use that will be integrated into the building.

In der heutigen Zeit bedingt die Entwicklung eines reinen monofunktionalen Stadions mit seinen eingeschränkten Nutzungszeiten und seinen hohen technischen und räumlichen Anforderungen ein aus wirtschaftlicher Sicht nicht unbedeutendes Investitionsvolumen. Im Interesse einer wirtschaftlich sinnvollen Konzeption eines Stadions gilt es, durch das Angebot hochwertiger VIPBereiche, der Mehrfachnutzung der Stadioninfrastruktur und der Ansiedlung von öffentlichen und kommerziellen Funktionen, eine möglichst vollzeitige Nutzung des Stadions und des Stadionumfeldes zu erreichen. So kann die durch den Stadionkörper ohnehin entstehende Kubatur auch außerhalb der Spielzeiten mit Leben gefüllt und gewinnbringend vermarktet werden.

Nowadays the development of a stadium is purely monofunctional, with its restricted use schedules and their high space and technical requirements. It needs, from the economic point of view, a significant investment amount. To achieve, therefore, an efficient economic operability, should be integrated into the stadium the offer of VIP boxes of high quality, a multiple use of the stadium infrastructure and the establishment of areas for public and commercial functions, with the possibility, of a full-time use of the stadium and its surroundings. Thus, the cubic space generated may be used also outside the match hours to be commercialized in an efficient way.

Das Grundstück an der Avenida de Cortes Valencianas zeichnet sich durch seine zentrale städtische Lage, sein begrenztes Platzangebot und seine gute Erschließung aus. Der eigentliche Stadionkörper, der ca. 75.000 Zuschauern Platz bietet, wird mit seinem Unterrang in das Grundstück eingebettet, während der Oberrang weithin sichtbar als städtebauliches Merk- und Erkennungszeichen wirkt.

The plot in the Cortes Valencianas Avenue known for its central location within the city, its bounded extent and its good accessibility. The body of the stadium that offers approximately seats for 75,000 spectators, is immersed in the plot with the bottom of the stairs, while the upper stands are distinguished from afar as a distinctive and characteristic symbol of the city.



Das Stadion baut sich aus drei Zuschauerrängen und zwei dazwischen liegenden VIP-Logen-Ringen auf. Der Unterrang fasst ca. 21.000, die beiden oberen Ränge jeweils ca. 27.000 Personen.

The stadium will consist of three galleries and two intermediate rings of VIP boxes. The lower stand will accommodate approximately 21,000 people, both over 27,000 people each.

Den Fußballzuschauern werden ein minimaler Abstand zum Spielfeld und optimale Sichtbedingungen ermöglicht um die gewünschte dichte Atmosphäre zu schaffen.

Viewers are allowed to sit at a minimum distance of the field providing optimal conditions to achieve the desired intense environment.

Umlaufend sind auf den zwei Ebenen zwischen den Rängen ca. 160 VIP Logen mit ca. 40m2 -80m2 Größe angeordnet, die über eine vollflächige zu öffnende Verglasung ungehinderten Blick auf das Spielgeschehen haben.

Around them are located on each of the floors, about 160 VIP boxes with about 40m 2-80m 2 each, that have stained glass sliding windows which provide a full view of the playing field.


“Camp Nou Park“ The layout of the stadium’s premises is irregular and polygonal. The urban context is marked by heterogeneous use and buildings of extremely varying scale. The project seeks to take advantage of, and engage the entire site area through the creation of a park-like complex that will surround the stadium. The park’s characteristic element will be the Catalonian Umbrella Pine (Pinus pinea), whose canopy form and evergreen colour guarantees a constantly high spatial and aesthetic quality.

Primary functions Players The players are situated on Level 1, as in the current structure. The new modifications will create a separate entrance for the players through the new underground parking. This area of the parking will also be accessible for busses.

Press A “mixed� zone for press conferences, along with work spaces for the press will also be located on Level 1. The mixed zone will be expanded and will provide direct access to the field, underground parking, the changing rooms, the press conference rooms and the TV studios. The press reaches this area on Level 1 through separate entrances with screening/security from Level 3. This ensures for the con trolled separation of players and press. The playing field can be reached directly from the working spaces of the press. Private and separate staircases and elevators connect the working areas of the press with the press viewing stand on Level 9. This connection guarantees independent and non-crossing paths for players, press and media representatives, along with spectators and VIPs.

TV-Media The TV studios can be accessed directly from the mixed zone. The paths correspond to those of the press. The commentator seats will be located in the press stand. A control center is located within the press stand area in order to facilitate better communication between the various media. The essential camera positions meet FIFA and UEFA standards. Studios for the presenters and commentators are set up in the box ring on Level 7 according to necessity.

Primary functions Level 1

Service A production kitchen is provided to supply the gastronomic facilities, with corresponding storage rooms on Level 1. The majority of the kitchen and storage rooms now occupy existing spaces, previously used as entrances to the lower tiers. On Level 2, this part of the main grandstand hosts changing rooms for kitchen and service staff, along with the central entrance control for personnel, entirely separated from the visitor flow.

Service Supply and disposal The stadium’s service supply and disposal is accommodated in the new tangential service tunnel on level 1, which is not visible to the spectator. This passage is designed for two-way traffic for trucks and has connections to the football field, the new parking and the municipal road network. All storage areas and grandstand service lifts are situated on this ring, next to the entrances on Level 1. This configuration guarantees an incident-free flow of traffic, plus functionally and spatially independent, flexible service supply and disposal units for the entire stadium at all times.

Parking Due to extensive underground construction work around the stadium, the building of an underground parking lot is practically given. A total of 1380 parking spaces are available on two levels, with direct access to the stands. In the main grandstand area, the distribution of parking on two levels allows the separation of players, officials and VIPs.

Primary functions Level 2

Spectators The new layout preserves as many seats of the original Camp Nou building as possible, particularly in the lower and middle tiers, and avoids shifting seats from lower to upper tiers. The original building from 1957 will remain untouched, apart from minor structural exceptions. A second ring of VIP boxes and the upper tier’s new construction will inevitably necessitate seat relocations in the upper tier. Along with kiosks, bars and sanitary facilities, all staircases will be redesigned to facilitate clear and effective circulation. Ramps are omitted and will be replaced by large service lifts.

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Longitudinal Section

Elevation North

Roof Structure The roof structure is based on the form of spokes emanating from the centre of a wheel, with compression and tension members that combine to create a striking and an aesthetic undulating glass roof silhouette. The system consists of a strong circumferential compression ring above the stadium bowl and a quasi concentric tension truss sys tem in the inner edge of the roof, extended to a form a cantilevered interior roof. The structural elements combine the light ness of the cable system on the lower chords and the stiffness of the upper truss structure, to support the permanent and imposed loads on the roof. Analysis of the roof structure takes into account environmental loads and local wind conditions. In addition load combinations out of the highest load cases. An analysis of the materials in relation to pre-stress and temperature conditions is required through a geometric non-linear analysis program. The concept of a flat roof structure minimizes the wind effects on the structure and the connecting structural members. The round segmented shape of the roof enables standardization of all roof elements and details, which will reduce costs. Due to the nearly round shape of the stadium and therefore inherent homogenous force flow, it is possible to support the highest loaded elements (especially the inner tension ring) with only a very few connections.

Field Exposure to Sunlight

Roof Covering with Variable Density of Photovoltaic Cells - (higher permeably to the center)



City and Stadium Zaragoza, home of Expo 2008 and its history of over two thousand years, currently focused international interest. The sporting history of the city on the river Ebro is closely related to that of its famous football team tradition, Real Zaragoza, and their stadium, La Romareda. With the council’s decision to build a new modern stadium that will replace La Romareda, begins, and not just for sport, a new era with stunning perspectives. A new stadium as a multifunctional space allow Zaragoza to host cultural events and concerts for those who currently does not have adequate facilities. With the construction of the new stadium will strengthen the image of Zaragoza in the national and international scene with a distinctive and symbolic construction.

Urbanism The land planned for the stadium, located southeast of the city between the third and the fourth round is endowed with a great transport infrastructure. It has a quick and direct access for traffic as well as the newly built railway station bordering the North.

With access to the Principe Felipe pavilion parking, located north of the railway line, new parking additionally foreseen and oversized the number of parking spaces within the plot of the project, parking endowments are fulfilled satisfactorily. Being located outside the car parks and the train station to the north, the main flow shall be therefore in this direction. The stadium facilities, incorporated as a module to the orthogonal geometric urban structure, starts with a wide free space located on the north side. This square extends through a bridges formless landscape with generous dimensions in the main flow direction of access to the stadium. This creates an access environment attractive, distinctive and unique. At the same time blends with the new neighborhood of Las Fuentes, already existing. A singular tower in the square highlights the nature of access and creates a reference brand that can be seen from afar. In order to achieve maximum functionality and flexibility in the development of the land is strictly detached pedestrian of traffic flow. Their access occurs primarily from the North (as well as

through other entries at the east and south). The traffic flows to the east of the stadium, integrating access to parking on the existing road network. This leaves the system implanted in a natural and quiet environment, facilitating the use of the parking for other purposes, for example, the various neighboring tertiary uses. Access for VIPs, athletes and media converge through an access road to the west, completely independent of the other entrances.

Economic construction, synergy and sustainability Communication of the 500 public parking spaces in level -1 with the street allows continuous and independent use for 24 hours a day. Through these accesses is also possible to get to the underground parking of the mall in sections UTER UR-1 and VL-1.

El estadio se construirá mayoritariamente con componentes prefabricados. La geometría estrictamente rectangular favorece un elevado grado de uso de componentes prefabricados y esto supondrá un desarrollo rápido, eficiente y económico de los trabajos de construcción.

The provision of the sales areas in the socket of the stadium, located at street level on the north, east and south sides of the square and streets are easily accessible to customers and prevent the stadium of being “abandoned” in seasons without matches and represent an additional marketing option very attractive for the stadium. For those businesses that operate completely independent of the operation of the stadium can be generated an added value of synergies arising from the presence of the stadium, such as “Sports Mall”, “Nike World” or similar.

Debido a que todas las unidades funcionales técnicas especiales se concentran en una sola ala del edificio, se consiguen recorridos de cables y conductos cortos y se minimiza el volumen necesario de trabajos de instalación. La forma compacta del cuerpo de construcción y la disposición racional y comprimida de las áreas funcionales permiten alcanzar una buena rentabilidad. Casi todas las plantas subterráneas se encuentran en terreno a rellenar, lo que permite minimizar el volumen de trabajos costosos en el subsuelo.

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Descripción estructural

Economía de la Cubierta El concepto de una cubierta de cables pretensados, combinada con unas vigas de compresión, permite minimizar y optimizar los elementos estructurales necesarios. Las pantallas equidistantes de hormigón armado y la doble simetría permiten un riguroso proceso de estandarización de los elementos y los detalles estructurales, influyendo así en la reducción de costes de forma considerable. La utilización de cables, sin rigidez ninguna a flexión, permite un proceso de izado y pretensado de la cubierta sin demasiadas complicaciones, reduciendo así tiempo de construcción y esfuerzo.

Viabilidad del Concepto de la Cubierta Las estructuras de cables tienen una larga tradición desde sus inicios en el Olympic Sports Arena en Munich. Cubiertas de cables o similares conceptos han sido diseñados en el estadio de Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg (Germany), Kuala Lumpur, South Korea, Kuwait, Dubai, India y South Africa. El concepto, los cables como así la cubrición y los detalles, y también la fase de montaje serán abordados acorde a la experiencia de estructuras ya realizadas y serán diseñados mas adelante.

La Cubierta Desplegable Uno de las partes mas elegantes e innovativas del Estadio es la posibilidad de una Cubierta Interior. La cubierta desplegable permite la total apertura del hueco central del estadio creando una secuencia espectacular de acciones en dicho proceso. Una serie de cerchas de cables paralelas forman la innovativa cubierta desplegable. La cubierta realiza su acción de apertura o cierre en dirección lateral. Esta solución permite un fácil proceso de plegado de la geometrá y una optimización de las dimensiones del garaje.

Figura 1: Cubierta Interior Abierta (membrana en garaje)

Figura 2: Cubierta Interior Cerrada (los tubos de la membrana son inflados)

Proyecto de estructuras, la cubierta plegable

Los paños rectangulares de fábrica están unidos por conectores de poliéster a los carros deslizantes. Estos patines deslizantes están sujetos al cable inferior de las cerchas. Para evitar cualquier tipo de contacto acero-acero, estos patines deslizantes están equipados con bloques de material sintético en la zona de contacto con los cables. Utilizando un motor eléctrico con reductora, se produce el movimiento lineal de dichos patines. Una vez que los patines llegan a su posición final, estos son bloqueados mecánicamente en el lado opuesto de la cubierta. La cubierta interior será estabilizada mediante el inflado de unos tubos neumáticos que presentaran las membranas intermedias de los paneles de la cubierta.

Una serie de cerchas de cables paralelos forman una innovadora cubierta desplegable. La cubierta realiza su acción de apertura o cierre en dirección lateral. Esta solución permite un fácil proceso de plegado de la geometrá y una optimización de las dimensiones del garaje.

Proceso de inflado

Proceso de inflado y pretensado via tubos de estabilización neumatica: La cubierta es capaz de soportar acciones de viento y granizo en ambas configuraciones, con la cubierta interior abierta y cerrada.

Paso 1: Tubos desinflados – poca pretensión.

Paso 2: Tubos en proceso de inflado.

Paso 3: Tubos semi-inflados– pretensado sucesivo de la membrana intermedia

Paso 4: Tubos completamente inflados. La membrana esta totalmente pretensada.

Proyecto de estructuras

Descripción Estructural de los elementos de Hormigón Armado La estructura de hormigón del estadio consiste en columnas, vigas, vigas dentadas y elementos prefabricados para las gradas. Los elementos mas significativos son las pantallas paralelas que soportan la cubierta y transmiten dichas fuerzas a la cimentación. La pantallas están arriostrando la estructura ante acciones horizontales.

El nivel inferior esta compuesto por forjados de hormigón armado puntualmente apoyado sobre pilares, también de hormigón armado, conformando una retícula regular.

Todos los elementos estructurales están perfectamente alineados a una retícula de 5.50 m x 5.50 m. Los ejes principales de las pantallas se alternan entre 5.50 m y 16.50 m, respectivamente. Para optimizar los elementos prefabricados que conforman las gradas en cuanto a peso propio, costes de producción e instalación, estos presentan una luz de 5.50 m entre dos vigas de apoyo. En las gradas inferiores, las vigas de apoyo están cubriendo una luz de 9.0 m. En la parte alta de las gradas estas vigas están soportadas por tres vigas que cubren una luz de 16.50 m entre las pantallas de hormigón, creando así un emparrillado. La sencilla distribución de elementos estructurales combinado con una geometría regular, unido a la presencia de repetición del mismo elemento estructural, da como resultado una solución económica en terminos de costos de construcción y tiempo respectivamente.

Ampliación del estadio de 43.000 espectadores a 50.000

Figura: sistema de elementos prefabricados compuestos de formación de gradas

Para ampliar la capacidad del estadio, se piensa utilizar elementos prefabricados de materiales compuestos. Estos elementos compuestos están formados por dos planchas de metal separadas por un núcleo de material elastomérico, el cual realizará la función de transmitir los esfuerzos cortantes entre ambas planchas de acero. Eliminando así la necesidad de rigidizadores y creando un sistema rígido que conforme dicho elemento. Con dicha rigidez, pero a la vez también muy liviano, (70% mas ligero que el hormigón) los elementos pueden ser dispuestos en el lugar sin la necesidad de grandes maquinaras de carga. Dichos elementos están especialmente diseñados para permitir la ampliación del estadio. Debido al bajo peso de estos elementos “sandwich”, no será necesario sobredimensionar los elementos estructurales inferiores de hormigón pensados para una capacidad menor de espectadores.

Figura: elemento compuesto

Fachada mediática: El perímetro superior en el nivel +2 se equipará con una facha da protectora de tejido de membrana de mallas abiertas. Ésta permite a los espectadores una vista no obstaculizada desde el pasillo circundante en el nivel 2 al tiempo que proporciona sombra durante el día. Su potencialidad radica en su capacidad para ser usada por la noche como superficie de proyección para puestas en escena muy diversas. Con el método de retroproyección pueden conseguirse efectos exteriores espectaculares y flexibles con un mínimo de gastos, confiriendo al estadio un carácter polifacético. - durante el día, con las lámparas y los proyectores desconecta dos, tendrá el estadio una apariencia elegante, inconfundible y singular.

pantalla gigante


-de noche, con la disposición de unos pocos proyectores potentes y luminarias decorativas, la fachada de membrana puede convertirse mediante la retroproyección en una fachada mediática multiuso con infinidad de posibilidades. El estadio tendrá de este modo, junto con un entorno exterior dinámico, una apariencia espectacular y variable según las circunstancias. Se convertirá en una imagen reconocible, un símbolo del espíritu fresco, contemporáneo e innovador que invade Zaragoza y que se verá así proyectado nacional e internacionalmente.

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TomรกsLlavador Arquitectos e Ingenieros proposes to design a functional, modern and sustainable stadium for Al Alhi; An idea that, once built, will project and communicate the values and ambition of the team, its history and commitment with the sport and with its fans. The stadium will become a new and powerful reference for all football fans and for Al Alhi team. Visiting the stadium will be an absolute experience. We envision the Rashid Stadium project as a single piece, where the activities that surround the football stadium support the sports program as well as the marketing and commercialization of the brand and team Al Alhi. The project becomes a great urban facility, an urban meeting place that facilitates relations for social, cultural and business activity. To the west of the existing stadium, an VIP area of approximately 1000 m2 is proposed, with meeting and banquet facilities as well as intimate spaces where one can calmly sip a cup of tea or see a camel or horse race with friends. Large screens with leading-edge technology will allow users to view matches from other football leagues around the world. An elevated volume hosts 20 corporate boxes from which one has a privileged view of the playing field. In the north, a hotel of approximately 5000 m2 houses 80 rooms, as well as ample spaces for meetings, banquet and event spaces, some with views of the playing field. To the south, an office building and exhibition center allows for business and events compatible with the sports activity, such as falconry or hawking.


The aim of this project is to provide Sporting Students Club with up-to-date and accessible sports facilities with high level of quality. By means of a suitable program of sports and complementary uses and through the use of sustainable materials, this complex would make possible that the club and the city enjoy this building as an innovation and excellence reference. With the last technology with modern electrical and mechanical system. The buildings and outdoor sport facilities to be constructed are: A football stadium for over 25.000 spectators; and entrance hall; a hall for sporting games (basketball, handball, volleyball‌); A 50 meter indoor swimming pool and diving pool, with stands for 2.000 spectators; Various other sport courts such as football training field, tennis and squash courts‌; the project also includes a multi-storey hotel building and a large quantity of parking areas for over 15.000 cars and 25 buses. The concept of the project offers maximum flexibility in the use and functioning of the sports complex. It will attend to the social demand of the neighbourhood and also the use of high level competition. The incorporation of this sports facility in the city will work as a dynamic element of the sports activity and will promote the sport among young people. The proposed constructive process is based on the use of industrialized construction together with modular systems, which allows the development of standardized work methods that enhance the technological contribution. Prefabricated products guarantee an outstanding quality in materials and finishes due to their manufacture, which takes place in high control conditions.


OPTION 1 Remodelation of the existing stadium


33.800.000 USD


COVER VIEW New roof construction covering all seats

DEMOLITION EXISTING STANDS Built up new grandstand 12.000 seats

OPTION 2 Design of a new stadium









137.800.000 USD



28.000 spectators TOTAL: 28.000



10.000 spectators TOTAL: 38.000

PHASE 1+2+3


22.000 spectators TOTAL: 60.000


The 32nd America’s Cup master plan establishes a program for the port area adapted to the competition’s needs and contemplates its subsequent development for leisure, public services and tertiary use. Following the commission by Consorcio Valencia 2007 our proposal contemplated new building construction - team bases, regatta office, press center, and the Foredeck or guest building - where we detail the design of open and landscaped spaces. Concurrently, we outline the improvement of the port’s installations to include 1,500 berths, in particular the floating pontoons for 25 - meter boats or the new docks for yachts of more than 50 meters in length. Given the scope of the proposal and the natural conditions of the area developed, the master plan gives shape to an urban infrastructure that is within reach of very few cities.


Choosing Valencia as the venue for the 32nd America’s Cup entailed adapting the city’s port installations to the event, starting in 2004 with the different trials that would take place until the competition’s final phase in 2007. For this purpose, the organization offered participating teams a basic building each team to adapt to its own requirements. Alinghi, the defender, commissioned us to design and build a project that reflected its image as a sports team and its commitment to Valencia to promote sailing throughout the nautical competition.


For the final design of its headquarters in the Port of Valencia, BMW-Oracle Racing conveyed that its main priority was that the design reflect the team’s approach to the competition and the particular image the sponsors wished to create with their presence in the city. This is the largest base of all of the ones built for America’s Cup and, like the rest, is easily accessible from the port’s inner roads has an extensive waterfront to facilitate manoeuvring the racing vessels. BMW-Oracle Racing additionally chose a strategic location that would offer an excellent view of the port’s inner basin.


United internet Team Germany, the last of three commissions for competition bases for the 32nd America’s Cup, had a slightly smaller space on which to build its base in the Port of Valencia. For this project, we decided to make maximum use of the available area to produce a building close to the competitive German spirit, with a strong and sobering elegant image. The building forms part of the set of bases built next to the Modernist warehouses in the south zone of the port’s dock. Its details are a permanent reminder of the team’s origin and their approach to the competition.


This landscape design project for a key area in the development of the city of Valencia had to consider the adaptation of the public space in the dock to a triple situation: a venue for sports, like the F1 street circuit, space for maritime sports events such as the America’s Cup, and space for leisure and recreation for the city. For this reason the project is divided into permanent gardens and mobile gardens adapting to the different needs for road and leisure spaces. Both interventions are combined to create a continuous but changing, attractive public space along Valencia’s waterfront. Besides Mediterranean gardens, palm groves, resting areas with pergolas and playgrounds, an innovative modular system of moving sidewalks and curbs has been developed, including signposting and lighting of the large avenues which border the dock.

Contact details: HEADQUARTERS IN VALENCIA Calle Vinalopó, 4 bajo 46021 - Valencia, Spain · José Ignacio Añón +34 663 029 800 · Remedios Vicens +34 671 697 408

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José María Tomás Llavador founded his studio, ÁREAS Ingeniería y Arquitectura [brand TomásLlavador Arquitectos + Ingenieros] in 1992. Nowadays it is a leading company of professional services in architecture and engineering, dedicated to the design, planning and comprehensive development of building and infrastructure projects in the urban environment. it has offices in Valencia, Dubai and El Salvador and has developed projects in Italy, Turkey, UAE, Morocco, Peru, El Salvador and Costa Rica. The wide range of typologies the Studio has worked on comprises from trade fairs and hospitals to sports stadiums, ports and waterfronts, railway stations, universities and urban parks. The works in Spain include the Masterplan and extension project of Feria Valencia -the third largest in Europe with aproximately 1,000,000 built square metres- and IFA Alicante, an Auditorium and Conservatory in Torrevieja, Olympic Pools in Valencia, the Masterplans of Balcón al Mar and the 32nd America’s Cup and the design of the team bases for Team Alinghi, BMW-Oracle Racing and Team Germany. TomásLlavador Arquitectos + Ingenieros has designed and adapted the old Lanera or wool factory from 1909, in Valencia, transforming it into the current Hotel Westin. In 2007 the proposal, in collaboration with J. Nouvel, won the International Ideas Competition Valencia al mar - Marina Real Juan Carlos I. José María Tomás Llavador is also the author of the design and construction of ACTIU Technological Park in Castalla (Alicante), which has been Certified EB GOLD 2011 and awarded the Internacional Green GOOD DESIGN™ from the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum. 2011, the International BEX 2009 prize in the category of sustainable architecture, Honorable Mention of the 1st National Build Award NAPISA for Best Industrial project, 2009 and X FOPA Award to Project of the year in 2008. In collaboration with Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, the studio designed the the extension of the IVAM (Institut Valencia d’Art Modern), Spain’s first modern art museum which was was awarded the Golden Lion Award in the 2004 Venice Biennale. On an international level, TomásLlavador Arquitectos + Ingenieros has developed the projects for the commercial ports of Izmir and Mersin in Turkey; and an Urban Regeneration project in Lima, Peru. The studio has won the International Competitions for the development for the new waterfront of La Spezia (Italy) and for the design of the new Piazza della Visitazione in Matera (Italy), the latter awarded the International Architecture Award 2010 from the Chicago Atheneum and European Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies.