Client: Municipality of Udine
Gross Floor Area: 3600 m2
Cost of Construction: 2.949.100 Euros
Architects: Studio Zoppini Associati
Structural: A.P.A. - Area Progetto Associati
Ceramic Flooring: Florim
Photo by: © Studio Zoppini Associati
Studio Zoppini Associati
Established in 1961 by Pino Zoppini, Studio Zoppini Associati has many years’ experience in urban and landscape design associated with public buildings of many kinds and with high technological complexity. The expertise gained over the years in the area of sports and recreation facilities in particular culminated in winning the international competition for the design of the Oval for the Turin Winter Olympics in 2006. Recognized as the most important building at the Olympics, it won numerous international awards, including the 2007 IOC gold medal.
The firm also designed the speed skating rink and the figure skating arena for the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014, and is currently designing the Oval for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
A hallmark of the studio is its focus on designing technologically advanced buildings in which architectural quality combines with the thoughtful use of new materials and the functional and management requirements of the client. The aim is always to step beyond the pre-established models but to respond in every case to the expectations of users and the community in which the building is located, while respecting its environmental and urban contexts.
The firm works with a number of highly qualified Italian and international specialists, including structural and plant engineers, as well as financial planning and management experts.
Major completed projects:
- The Oval stadium for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, (70 million euros)
- The Oval stadium for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi (60 million euros)
- The Arena stadium for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi (100 million euros)
- The Oval stadium for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin (40 million euros)
- The Aquatic Centre for the 2012 London Olympics (100 million euros)
- The Le Mans football stadium (40 million euros)
- The Tre Ronchetti church in Milan (3 million euros)
- The Olympic pool in Rijeka, Croatia (12 million euros)
- The Sciorba sports complex in Genoa (23 million euros) - A swimming complex with projected use for the Olympics in Parco Lambro in Milan (30 million euros)
- National Guard stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Co-designer of the master plan and all the facilities for the Milan’s 2000 Olympic bid
- Design of a 12,000-seat stadium in Glasgow
- Design of a 12,000-seat stadium in Milan
- Design of a 6,500-seat stadium in Madre di Dio, Genoa
- Design of the stadium in Larnaca, Cyprus - Winning design in the competition for a 5,000-seat stadium in Pordenone
- Program plan for sport facilities for both the Province and Commune of Milan
- Numerous public swimming centres, including in Legnano, Cuggiono, Asti, Seregno, Lecco, Udine and Rimini
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