2022

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ANTEL ARENA

BACCHETTA - FLORES - CARÁMBULA

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay

November 2018

PRIMARY AUTHOR

BACCHETTA - FLORES - CARÁMBULA

CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR

CLIENT

ANTEL

PHOTOGRAPHER

FEDERICO CAIROLI

OBJECTIVE

THE ARENA BUILDING

The form / The Portal

The building materializes as a container, which is strategically positioned on the terrain, with overwhelming formalization given its character as a large-scale urban / metropolitan facility. Its main access is formalized in an arch / portal that becomes an outdoor stage.

The black box / translucent skin.

The building is constituted by two textures:

- “The black box”, the interior of the event space, which contains a court, stands and logistics related to stages, shows and services. It is materialized by a solid volume of characters.

- “The envelope”, delimiting a transition space between the interior and the exterior, where the interaction, circulation spaces, distribution halls and main hall of multiple heights are given, a skin made up of a “light” metal structure and a translucent / polycarbonate enclosure, generating controlled openings and closings.
“Night: A light box in the park; Day: a diffuse inner clarity”

CONTEXT

THE SQUARE

The multipurpose square is adjacent to Varela and Larrañaga avenues, a way of channeling the largest movements of people and generating a greater front, made up of the building and the park. A clear space of urban scale that provides perspective, distance and time towards the new building.

Defined as a great esplanade, continuous and warped, fluidly organizing the different levels of access to the Arena. The large stage space / entrance access, which defines the character of the building and its vocation as an urban landmark.

PERFORMANCE

A new state-of-the-art arena, Antel Arena is destined to be the home of the most important sports, music and entertainment events, fairs and conventions in Uruguay. This flexible new 10,000-seat state-of-the-art indoor venue allows a full range of configurations to host world class competitions in basketball, futsal and other sports, as well as concerts, family shows, festivals, conferences, exhibitions and special events. With the highest level of technology that is installed and the ASM Global know how, this Arena is destined to achieve great things. This enables the capability to change the entire colour of the Arena exterior depending on the type of events, creating an unforgettable experience for the visiting guests of the venue.

Established: November 12, 2018
Capacity: 10,000