Stades de foot

Stades de foot

Architect Arch. Tomás Taveira, Lisboa PLARQ, arq. AntónioMonteiro, Arq. Crespo Osório
Completed 2003


Sport, performance, excitement, passion. This year Portugal opens the heart to UEFA-EURO 2004. This event will show a modern Portugal and vitalise the life in the accommodating towns.

The construction of 10 football stadiums represents an unparalleled initiative in national sporting life. Six stadiums were built by the roots and four as renovation of already existing spaces.

ALUCOBOND® was used at the Estádio Municipal de Aveiro and Estádio de Coimbra. O Estádio Municipal de Aveiro is completely new, located in a park of dense vegetation with a capacity for 32. 000 people. Its imperfect circular effect is resulting in a highly pronounced, wavy design. The VIP area with ALUCOBOND®in blackberry stands out like a ‘pocket ’ – different in material and style to the rest of the stadium. In contrast to the exuberance of the stadium of Aveiro, the Estádio de Coimbra is appearing with sobriety and elegance. The renovated space now has a capacity for 30. 000 people. The design wants to establish a new image with façades of glass and metallic parts but integrated into the urban surroundings.

In the south and east façades ALUCOBOND® panels in Silver metallic are closing the semicircular. These projects are winners because of excellent surfaces and many possibilities of fabrication. We do not know who will win the competition, but ALUCOBOND® will always be a champion in UEFA-EURO 2004.