Sports meet chic at this Massaud-designed Mexican stadium.
August 31st, 2010
Completed in July 2010 for one of Mexico’s most celebrated teams, Club Deportivo Guadalajara, the ‘Estadio Chivas’ was built to house over 45,000 spectators.
The landmark stadium, designed by architect and designer Jean-Marie Massaud, adheres to strict ecological principles as well as delivering an architectural icon to the Mexican city.
No expense was spared for the stadium fit-out which showcases the finest bathwares from Axor – the designer brand of Hansgrohe AG – carefully selected by Massaud for the athletes’ and VIP areas.
In the VIP boxes Hansgrohe fittings, like the Talis S kitchen fitting, take centre stage, while in the exclusive sanitation rooms the gentle round lines of the Axor Massaud washbowls and washbasins were favoured.
In the players’ areas, the athletes can relax post-match under a Hansgrohe plate-sized showerhead, which are equipped with the Croma 160 and Raindance Royale AIR models.
For the ultimate relaxation after a tough match, the Hansgrohe AirPower-Technology with a rain-like shower jet provides a soothing shower experience for the football players.
“With Axor Massaud, organic lines, inspired by nature, are harmonised with geometric forms,” explains Philippe Grohe, Manager of the designer brand Axor, of the design approach to the collection.
Nature inspired design is an omnipresent theme in the chosen design for the stadium, and a common aesthetic in the Massaud Studio.
A reflection of this aesthetic can be seen in the 400-millimetre wide single-lever washbasin mixer.
With its asymmetrically aligned generous surface, it is like a deposit, from which the water pours into the washbowl in a natural, wide surge.
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