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Retractable roof and retail mall for remodelled Santiago Bernabéu

Real Madrid has revealed the club’s proposed remodelling of the Santiago Bernabéu, a project devised by GMP Architects and L35 Ribas as the winners of the ‘International Tender for Architectural Ideas for the remodelling of the Santiago Bernabéu’.

The president of Real Madrid Florentino Pérez said:

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.

Volkwin Marg from GMP said:

The aim 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.

Pérez added:

It is impossible to understand everything that Real Madrid is today without this stadium. The stadium remodel is a strategic drive towards modernity. Building and raising the stadium was a challenge in its day. Santiago Bernabéu paved the way and we became the leader in sports venues. This stadium and the signing of Alfredo Di Stéfano changed the legend of Real Madrid. The new twenty-first century Santiago Bernabéu will continue to be a privileged, emotional place and a source of pride for all our members and fans.

We want to stay true to the code of Santiago Bernabéu and our members. It was and is a landmark of our city which attracts millions of visitors from around the world.