Allianz Arena, Munich

PAINTS | Metallocryl Exterior and Interior



Surfaces with a glittering design

Almost as no other stadium, the Munich Alliance Arena is impressive due to its “day-and-night architecture” – as a quie t, neutral-silver structure during the day and as a radiating setting at night. This is made possible by the translucent shell of hashshaped film cushions which change with the illumination. To achieve the desired lighting effects, specially developed lights are provided for each air cushion to enable the breathtaking change of colour. The surface changes the massive steel and concrete construction into a light, transparent structure. To transfer the imposing colours of the shell to the massive building sections through reflection and at the same time to contrast the lighting colours of red, blue and white with a neutral coloration, the architects’ colour and material design required materials with a silver metallic effect. Since this could not be realised in stainless steel due to reasons of cost, new ways had to be explored. The expertise of the product developers was in demand. Starting from an existing base material, development, sampling and modification took place until the coating fulfilled the high requirements, With a convincing result: the Capadecor Metallocryl Exterior special metallic-effect coating developed by Caparol finally enabled the architects’ desired design to be implemented. Now, the silver coating initially developed for the Allianz Arena has given rise to variations in gold and bronze and a complete collection in classical, but also trendy metallic colour tints has been developed.

Metallic-effect paints for interiors

In the interior the colour design similarly requires the application of metallic-effect gold and bronze colours. These requirements were able to be fulf illed with the newly developed product variant, Capadecor Metallocryl Interior. The colours lend a refined ambient to the interior rooms such as the welcome zones, business clubs and the various VIP loges and give the wall areas on the esplanade their unmistakeable appearance. Also for interiors, Caparol has now develped a whole collection of classical, but also trendy metallic colours via the variations in gold and bronze.

Die metallisch wirkende Spezialbeschichtung Capadecor Metallocryl wurde nach den Anforderungen der Architekten eigens für die Gestaltung der Allianz Arena entwickelt.


Allianz Arena, Munich

Building owner
Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH

Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, Basel


Capadecor Metallocryl Exterior

  • Silk gloss dispersion paint with metallic effect for weather-resistant effect coatings outside (not for facade insulation systems)
  • Pronounced metallic effect
  • Water-thinnable, environmentally friendly and low odour
  • Weather resistant, film preservative, protected against algae and fungal attack

Capadecor Metallocryl Interior

  • Glossy dispersion paint with metallic pigments for interior walls
  • Emission-minimised and solvent-free
  • Brilliant metallic effect
  • Resistant to aqueous disinfectants