Stadio Ennio Tardini
|Clubs||Parma Calcio 1913|
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||€ 70-80 mln ?|
Description: Stadio Ennio Tardini
Complete redevelopment of Stadio Ennio Tardini envisions a connection between century-long history of football in this location and modern architecture. On the one hand, the historical gateway arch in the north-west will be retained, while on the other, the stadium will look nothing like it ever has.
Even more, the vision by Alessandro Zoppini’s team is one of the most futuristic compact stadiums to date, expected to be a new icon among Italian football grounds. First, there will be no opaque facade. Instead, an openwork geometric structure created with corten steel will envelope the building. Ensuring proper ventilation, it will also provide varying light/shadow experiences depending on the sun’s position. Second, the roof would seem cloud-like thanks to undulating form and only 8 supporting columns. Above the facade it’s supposed to be reflective to further the impression.
The seating bowl is far more conventional and will change significantly compared to the current ground. The main stand is to be divided into two tiers, lower of them very modest. The fanatic Curva Nord would be extended. All stands are expected to welcome fans with disabilities. Overall, the seating bowl is to resemble an octagon with openings in corners, even allowing passers-by to peek inside.
While the layout is forced by spatial constraints, the new stadium is supposed to boost the use of space. Tardini’s current surroundings are abandoned on a daily basis. Along this vision up to 20,000 m2 of public space with activation zones (cafes, sports fields) would be created, ensuring daily use.
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Parma: Tardini's reconstruction is getting closer
Italy has been suffering from a lack of modern football arenas for years. Second-tier Parma tries to meet the fans’ expectations, and the plan to redevelop the current Stadio Ennio Tardini looks increasingly viable.
Parma: Unusual protest against stadium construction
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