Art & Architecture + [stadium]

Spain: NEW SANTIAGO BERNABÉU STADIUM
New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid F.C., presented the joint project by GMP Architekten, L35, Ribas & Ribas, winner of the International Tender for Architectural Ideas for the remodelling of the Santiago Bernabéu.

New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

The president of Real Madrid stated that: “We want to turn the Santiago Bernabéu into the best stadium in the world and to create a better football experience for the fans. The best stadium in a unique location that will be a global symbol”.

New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Volkwin Marg, the German architect who heads the bid to turn the Whites’ stronghold into an architectural icon and an international leader in sports venues, said that the goal is “to transform it into the most advanced and developed twenty-first century stadium. This building is undoubtedly the most important project of our careers”.

New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

“Transform the Santiago Bernabéu into the most advanced and developed twenty-first century stadium. This building is undoubtedly the most important project of our careers” says Volkwin Marg, head of the German GMP architekten firm.

New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Although the new envelope is shaped freely, its geometry is not accidental. The curved volumes are able to reflect light in a changing way, its marked lines expressing energy and drive.

New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

While visually dominating its surroundings, the stadium volume is adapted to the program behind it, swelling or shrinking without losing unity or character. The ventilated cladding material is designed to allow or to block sunlight through its changing pattern.

New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

The skin geometry is line-based, which allows a building process that -despite its high-tech component- is relatively simple and allows for large sections to be shop-assembled.

New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Location: Paseo de la Castellana, Madrid, Spain
Architects: GMP Architekten, L35 arquitectos, Ribas & Ribas
Surface: 152.000 m2
Cost: € 400 mil.
Year: 2014
End project: 2017
Client: Real Madrid F.C.