Italian soccer stadium designed to look like translucent waves

Architect Massimo Guidotti created a sinuous design for the stadium, which can support up to 16,000 seats.

September 25, 2015 |
Italian soccer stadium designed to look like translucent waves

Though the stadium is open air, the seating is completely covered by a Teflon roof. Renderings courtesy Massimo Guidotti

The soccer team F.C. 1898 is getting a new home field in Ascoli Piceno, about 150 miles north east of Rome. Architect Massimo Guidotti created a sinuous design for the stadium, which can support up to 16,000 seats.

According to designboom, Guidotti split the design into two distinct districts: the road level area that will host commercial services and retail areas, and the stadium itself, placed slightly higher on the incline.

The new stadium will sit on the area currently occupied by the old facility, though the new one is designed to be more compact.

Though the stadium is open air, the seating is completely covered by a Teflon roof. Designboom reports that “the wave-like form emphasizes the overall lightness of the structure, and helps integrate it into the similar surrounding landscape.”

 

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