The team consisting of GMP, L35 and Ribas&Ribas has been chosen by Real Madrid Football Club to convert the mythical Santiago Bernabéu Stadium into the new architectural icon of Madrid and a worldwide sporting landmark.
This remodelling will give the Santiago Bernabeu a truly avant-garde design: a new outer skin made of metallic strips of changing curvatures and a retractable roof which will represent a radical change to its outward appearance.
The project also includes the construction of a hotel with views of the pitch, a shopping and leisure centre, an underground car park in the Paseo de la Castellana and new public spaces in the surrounding areas.
Energy efficiency, integration with the surroundings and new technology are the principles upon which the design team based their innovative proposal. “We feel incredibly proud to have met this challenge and we are convinced that the new image of the Bernabéu will stick in people's memories”, assures Tristán López-Chicheri, managing partner at L35.