Codina has been involved in the construction of the new Puskás Aréna stadium in Budapest with the production and installation of approximately 20,000m2 of stainless steel achitectural wire mesh. The mesh model chosen for the project has been Eiffel 20100.
Codina has manufactured the entire Eiffel 20100 architectural wire mesh of the Puskás Aréna project within six months. Its application has consisted of 229 panels 4m wide and 29m long and weighing almost 100kg each.
The construction of the Puskás Arena stadium began in 2017 and ended in 2019, opening on November 15, 2019 with the football match between the national teams of Hungary and Uruguay.
The stadium has a capacity for 67,889 people for sporting events, with seating for all locations. For other events such as concerts, the stadium capacity reaches 80,000 people.
The architect and project designer has been György Skardelli. The idea of the design for the new stadium was to preserve the distinctive character of the original building, the old Puskás stadium, adapting it to the creation of a modern equipment: both according to the most advanced techniques and, especially, to the strict requirements of FIFA. The main purpose was not to completely erase the image of the old stadium in the Budapest landscape.
This is why the project was inspired by the oval shape of the old stadium and its decorated towers,faithfully maintained as main architectural features. The architectural structure of the entrance to the stadium has also been maintained: it’s the only original building that has not been modified, keeping the old brick walls.
The construction of the new Puskás Aréna Stadium puts together the architectural values of the old stadium along with the implementation of the most modern techniques. And Codina has been involved with the manufacture and installation of its architectural meshes providing a perfect integration with the environment and a strong visual impact.