Size / 158,651m2
Client / Real Madrid CF
Collaborating Architect / Foster and Partners
Architecture, like values, endures through the ages. Among all of the great works that have been passed down to us through generations, the most beautiful, the most timeless is the Roman Coliseum. We have chosen the Coliseum as a reference for its elegance – we believe there is no more fitting tribute to the world’s greatest football club.
The Bernabéu cannot simply be a new skin, or envelope or surface – if there is anything that Real Madrid cannot be, it is superficial. Like Real Madrid, the Coliseum is pure structure. That is the choice we are proposing: a mere structure, timeless and proportionate, instead of a changeable or superficial skin. What the Coliseum is to Rome, the new Bernabéu will be to Madrid – Real Madrid’s home.
Partner Architect: F+P