neaco’s Techdek aluminium grilles have been specified as maintenance access walkways totalling over 232m in length on the striking roof structure which crowns the 51,000-seat Estadio BBVA Bancomer in Monterrey, Mexico. Designed by The Kansas City-based Populous, the $200 million stadium was completed last year and is home to Club de Fútbol Monterrey. It features more premium seating than any other football stadium in Latin America and is the most expensive stadium ever built in Mexico. The venue boasts 324 suites with high-end furniture and finishes, 4,500 club seats and adjacent lounges sporting luxury food, beverage and seating options.
The aluminum-clad stadium’s design reflects the history of brewing and steel manufacturing in Monterrey with the silhouette of brewing stills inspiring an asymmetrical shape that frames the beautiful Cerro de la Silla mountain south of Monterrey. Its self-supported tripodal structure is purposefully sculptural in form and flanked by rolled steel trusses clad in aluminum, paying tribute to the steels mills that once thrived in the city. Air flow comes in via ‘gills’ in the facade, ventilating the stadium and keeping spectators and players comfortable. The cantilevered roof, which is a vast structure of 55 meters, also guarantees comfort within the stadium.
neaco’s self-draining modular grille panels are precision engineered in easy-to-handle dimensions. They are approximately one third of the weight of steel, yet offer impressive durability and load-bearing capacity, making them ideal for stadium roof walkway applications. The walkway retains a high residual value and the aluminium is fully recyclable.