From an urban point of view, the main decision is to strengthen a new skyline in front of the new City of Justice and the Valdebebas neighbourghood. For that purpose, a resounding image is needed. Edge-cut and sleek lines will offer a recognizable image that will fit into the corporative identity of Real Madrid Football Club.
The first decision is to separate the building in two big pieces: the upper part, of a greater presence, will accommodate the offices and the lower part, heavier, will host public areas. Direct views to the fields will be allowed from the offices, with a clear and light envelope.
A consistent image, adapted to orientations and urban conditions, is ensured by a continuous enclosure. An evanescent skin, folded, tailored and deeped when necessary, enables an unified image. The glass proposed is technologically advanced to convey the contemporary identity of the Club and to respond to the different conditions. The white screen printing to the outside and the black one to the inside allow this adaptation and control the visibility. The glassy upper part is sustained by a great concrete base that solves the accommodation to the topography.
The building becomes a permeable, blurred line with an unequivocal image linked to RMFC identity. A monolitic and white sculpture that will light the surroundings at night.
Architecture: Estudio Álvarez- Sala y AybarMateos
Developer: Real Madrid Club de Fútbol