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With its capacity of 80,000, Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund – also known as Westfalen Stadium – is the largest football stadium in Germany. In 2009, UK newspaper The Times voted it the best football stadium in the world. The article described the ground as a classic with great atmosphere – a stadium that was built for football where fans can express themselves.
Signal Iduna Park is home to Borussia Dortmund (BVB) football club. The club operates an incredible 7 different fan shops throughout the city of Dortmund. In mid-2014, the shop right next to the stadium was closed and replaced by a spectacular new FanWorld, situated on the other side of the stadium.
About the project
The new FanWorld not only sells merchandise and tickets, but also hosts events and provides a place to experience the BVB brand. It was important that the architectural design contributed to the brand experience without overpowering it. Transparency and safety were, of course, key. The installer for the project proposed Q-railing’s Easy Glass® Slim and Easy Glass® 3 kN glass railing systems as a solution for both the interior and exterior stairs and balustrades. In total, around 130 metres of railing were installed, including stunning balustrades with curved base shoes, glass and cap rails. A solution of this kind is a rarity within the world of railings.