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Santiago Bernabéu steel skin maker chosen

Real Madrid has selected Acerinox’s stainless steel to clad both the façade and the roof of the new Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

The Acerinox Europa plant (Los Barrios, Cádiz, Spain) will be responsible for manufacturing the material that will clad the Stadium, one of the most emblematic buildings in the sporting world that also enjoys a privileged location in the Spanish capital, the Paseo de la Castellana.

The façade of the new stadium will shine thanks to the finish that will be given to the stainless steel, offering the stadium a design that is unique in the world and allowing it to project images and provide lighting effects.

Acerinox has developed new finishes for the project to reduce the reflection of sunlight on users, vehicles and adjacent buildings.

Acerinox will also supply the steel for the stadium’s retractable roof, which will consist of a fixed part and a retractable part, the latter located over the pitch. This will offer a roof that can be opened (in just 15 minutes) or closed depending on the needs and activities to be held in the stadium, allowing for a greater variety of shows.

The new roof is a commitment to environmental sustainability given the choice of material: stainless steel, a 100% recyclable material and an example of the circular economy, which also reduces noise and light pollution.

Real Madrid CF’s Board of Directors last year awarded the task of remodelling the  Santiago Bernabéu to FCC Construcción.

The revamped stadium will spread over 66,000m2 and feature leisure and entertainment facilities. The venue will have a retractable roof as well as a 360-degree ‘halo’ videoboard.