Atltico and Real Madrid at the forefront of urban planning

Atltico and Real Madrid at the forefront of urban planning

Public-private cooperation is the backbone of Madrid teams’ projects.

The sports city of Atletico de Madrid is taking shape match by match. After the project was presented in July by Civitas, the club’s strategic partner and the title sponsor of the Metropolitano, it was time to define the profile of this area, which aims to be the flag of sustainability and coincides with Santiago’s presentation. Bernabú metro connection. In case of any doubt about intentions, Atlético has selected the National Environment Congress in Madrid for the start of its sustainable city, the biggest event in the industry. There he presented a plan aimed at going beyond theory and restoring Madrid’s Olympic spirit.

“San Blas-Canillejas was proposed as the nerve center for the Olympic Games and with this project we want to continue the goal of transforming this neighborhood into a sports center,” Atlético president Enrique Cerezo said during the presentation. “The club has pledged to fund and build infrastructure for public use and is responsible for connectivity with the M-40,” he said. To this end, he underlined Civitas’ role as a strategic partner to make a project that “changes our history” and is among the sustainable goals of the UN a reality. The manager did not give any figures for the sports city, which will include an artificial beach for surfing, a mini stadium, a hotel or a high-performance center for the squad, in addition to municipal athletic facilities and different sports fields. attractive, among others.

The figures the club manages are going through an investment of 200 million in a context where they won the municipal land concession for 75 years. The works that Civitas will undoubtedly apply for have not yet been put out to tender. Club president Alejandro Ayala didn’t want to get to that point, but suggested details such as sustainable paint that would cover infrastructures and save 10,000 adult trees.


At the most institutional level, Environment and Mobility field delegate Borja Carabante described the Atlético project as “a symbol of transformation and a sustainable sports city with the environment”. “An example of how sustainability policies are cross because they don’t just affect forests, trees and mobility… Sporting events must be sustainable.” The manager emphasized that the rojiblanco project is linked to the Madrid City Council’s policy in the field of sustainability and its Madrid 360 strategy to bring a global vision to sustainability policies. This strategy includes transforming the city and public-private partnerships to revolutionize mobility, a scenario that puts the sports city as an example of how to design a complex based on sustainable mobility with the above-mentioned connections of the M-40 and its transport network. .general.

This is where Real Madrid stepped in and presented the cooperation agreement for the modernization of the Santiago Bernabu Metro station, in a screen chaired by Florentino Pérez, president of the white club, and Isabel Daz Ayuso, president of the Community of Madrid. The aim of the project is to expand its capacity to respond to more influx of users, especially on match days, to guarantee universal accessibility and to improve the areas adjacent to the stadium. The design of the station will include an immersive theme connected to Madrid, as well as being adapted to the latest technologies.

Florentino Pérez stressed the importance of this agreement: “It allows us to work together on the future renovation and expansion of an iconic Metro station in our city and is very valuable to all of us”.

AVE and airport

One of the most important points of the project is the AVE, which will be the “entry gate” that has become a Bernabu environment for millions of people coming from all over the world, and a station connected to the airport. An avant-garde icon and cornerstone for recreation and entertainment in Madrid and Europe”. This entire project is devoted to the transformation of the stadium’s surroundings to improve existing facilities and services and improve the quality of life of neighbors and residents in the area, making the stadium more accessible, more inclusive and more livable. integrated . . .

Ayuso emphasized that the station should be at the level of one of the best stadiums in the world. “We want it to be more modern, have more capacity and be more prepared.” “Real Madrid has a lot to do in Madrid’s life: this stadium is a symbol of the city and a universal region, this alliance is important to unite Madrid’s history, this club and the Madrid Metro”. “The renovation of the Santiago Bernabu will be an incentive, an architectural landmark and a touchstone for 21st century sports facilities.”

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