The bathrooms in the 'Estadio de la cerámica', Villareal FC’s new football stadium facilities
On January 8, 2017, the new "Estadio de la cerámica" was inaugurated, in other words, Villareal C.F’s sports facilities and a place previously known as "El Madrigal". A name change that is a tribute to a representative symbol in the region and one of its economic engines: the ceramic industry.
In addition to updating its nomenclature, these facilities have undergone a complete overhaul, both outdoors and indoors. A project that has had Juan Antonio Villasante Cabañas as the architect and Luz Lozano as the interior designer, and in which the leading role in the restyling has been played by a material that is both traditional and cutting-edge: ceramic.
A winning bathroom team
Luz Lozano has relied on the varied range of Noken Porcelanosa Bathrooms for the sanitaryware and the bathroom accessories in the stadium, a decision that is not arbitrary considering that up to 23.500 fans attend each match. "Working with Porcelanosa is always very rewarding; all the selected products are excellent in: design, colour, finish and format. The wall tiles and floor tiles, the toilets, the taps and the refined bathroom accessories ", the interior designer claims.
The specific collections selected for the bathroom pieces have been: Arquitect and Hotels for toilets, Hotels accessories, Forma Circular mirrors, the elegant Urban taps and Square basins in several different formats, which adapt perfectly to the different spaces available in each case.
High performance materials for a Spanish first division team
To adapt to the demands of a high traffic project like this, especially in wet areas such as the bathrooms, great care has been taken in the selection of the installed elements. Therefore, pieces specially designed for contract spaces have been opted for in this project, which combine style and practicality, along with achieving high resistance to withstand the most intense sporting events.
A façade with the "Yellow Submarine" seal
Regarding its facade, it is "a complex refurbishment because this club aims to give the stadium a covering that it did not have before. Work that is highly representative has been sough-after, with ceramic materials in wall tiles, flooring, walls and, of course, on the yellow facade that gives a new perspective to the square", according to Juan Antonio Villasante, who oversaw the project.
The yellow colour is representative of the "yellow submarine" (the team’s pseudonym), and it is the main attraction on the south-facing facade. A modern and backlit facade with LEDs that change colour, as well as giving the building chromatic dynamism.
The refurbishment has been done in record time in just eleven weeks. The result of the work provides colour and texture through a modern-day design and a stunning aesthetics which, meets the expectations of a Spanish first division team.