A 20,000-seat football stadium will be built in the historical Tembladerani neighbourhood of Laz Paz, Bolivia, on behalf of Club Bolívar and its partner City Football Group.
Described as a “naked structure” by its designer, Spain’s L35 Architects, the 40,000 sq m ground will replace the team’s 5,000-capacity Estadio Libertador Simón Bolívar.
The concrete structure will lift the pitch 3m above the ground using concrete piles, creating better connections with the surrounding streets while creating extra space for the narrow plot.
Club Bolívar, which competes in the Bolivian Primera División, uses the Estadio Libertador Simón Bolívar in Tembladerani for training and friendlies, with the 41,000 seat Estadio Hernando Siles, the largest in the country, used for official matches.
The Estadio Hernando Siles is one of the highest stadiums in the world at 3,637m above sea level, which previously caused FIFA to temporarily ban the venue from hosting matches.