Hockey Stadium & Indoor Stadium - competition winners

Concluded in record time is the competition for a new hockey stadium and refurbishment of the Indoor Stadium in Turin. The jury, which included amongst others Piercarlo Sibille and Massimiliano Fuksas, selected the scheme by Arata Isozaki and Pier Paolo Maggiora. What was appreciated in particular was the “built void” between the old Stadio Comunale, the Torre Maratona and the new Palazzo dell’Hockey.

“As far as the architecture is concerned”, underlined the jury, “the design is conceptually intense: the new volume, clad in steel, is a ‘machine’ for sport and for the city of Turin in general and offers itself as logical in comparison to the historical character of the adjacent Stadio: a space to be given over to the Olympics as well as for activity after the Olympics.

Minimalist in its configuration, the design has a clear, incisive structure, placed on few supports made up of four columns of steel with a three dimensional plate sitting on the supports in a gesture of simplicity. The steel will reflect the surrounding nature, the sky, the adjacent Stadio. It will provide an urban presence which comes close to the best contemporary buildings, and in time it will undoubtedly be endorsed by the city”.

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