Insular Athletics Stadium, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Felipe Artengo  Fernando Menis  José María Rodríguez Pastrana 

Insular Athletics Stadium, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Felipe Artengo  Fernando Menis  José María Rodríguez Pastrana 


The Athletics Stadium, with capacity for over 3,000 spectators, functions as a platform to generate a large plaza in the city. It rests on the terrain taking advantage of the slightly sloping topography, blending seamlessly with the environment and establishing a dialogue with it through imposing stands. A slope along the perimeter, left by the site excavation works, stretches the stands and shelters the athletics track, rising like the crater of an urban volcano. The embankment along one of the sides is counteracted by the excavation on the other side, economizing the earthworks during the process.

The building also generates a large public plaza – which is also the extension of the stands’ roof – connecting, by means of a system of ramps, the High Performance Center and the athletics tracks. Four large openings in this plaza also mark the public access to the different seating zones, and the cracks and courtyards configure the interior lighting and ventilation system.

The ensemble proposes an urban foyer that blends with the surrounding urban fabric, offering new services and facilities for the people, but also surprising public spaces.


Obra Work

Estadio insular de atletismo?Insular Athletics Stadium

Cliente Client

Cabildo Insular de Tenerife

Arquitectos Architects

Fernando Menis, Felipe Artengo, José María Rodríguez-Pastrana

Colaboradores Collaborators

Mariola Merino Martín

Consultores Consultants

Andrés Pedreño, Rafael Hernández (aparejadores quantity surveyors); Martin Díaz Rodríguez (ingenieros engineers); FEHCOR (estructura structure)

Contratista Contractor

Dragados S.A

Coste Cost

20.000.000 €

Fotos Photos

Roland Halbe; José Oller