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Real Madrid to rebuild Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Real Madrid to rebuild Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Football club set to up its game

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Designs combining the redevelopment of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, a new hotel, and a shopping mall, have been revealed by Real Madrid

Real Madrid Football Club has revealed plans to redesign its Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, upping its game to establish the venue as a global sporting landmark.

The proposed project will be developed by GMP architekten, a German architecture company, along with Spanish companies L35, and Ribas & Ribas Arquitectes.

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The design brief presented to the companies challenged them to create a new vibrant appearance, completely refashioning the historic site without disturbing use of the current stadium.

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The projected design features light-reflecting steel facades that create changing patterns; while the marked lines on the shell of the structure represent a vibrant aura reflective of sports activity.

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An LED lighting system, differing in colour and strength, will provide a warm glimmering effect to the structure at night, and a planned retractable roof will allow the venue to cater to a diversity of events during the year.

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According to Tristán López-Chicheri, managing partner at L35: "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."

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As well as the construction of the stadium, the proposed scheme includes the development of a new hotel which will provide prime views of the football pitch, a shopping centre and a car park.

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Construction is set to start in June 2014 with an approximate end date in 2017.