25 international design teams competed to design the new Cagliari stadium. Only 3 are left on the battlefield now, as Cagliari Calcio present the finalists. They have time until February to deliver final concepts.
The international competition to design a brand new stadium in Cagliari attracted a very high number of 25 bidders. After analysis Cagliari Calcio left only three consortia on the shortlist. All of them now have until February 12 to submit final concept. The winner will complete all necessary documentation and create the long-awaited stadium.
J+S and One Works constitute the first group, also using the expertise of Deerns and Studio Majowiecki. Sportium is the name of second finalist team, created by Progetto CMR, Ideas, B&L and David Manica. Finally, third Tractebel is teamed up with Polish JSK Architekci. The latter company is responsible for the preliminary design that you can see in all renders attached to this article.
The objective put before all competitors is to create an innovative design that will combine professional sport and leisure in attractive architectural form. The new stadium will of course be football-specific and accommodate more than 21,000 people.
As of now it's not clear when the final selection will be made. Cagliari Calcio have announced, however, that analysis will surely take weeks. The team also hopes to get local authorities and supporters engaged in the selection process.
The new stadium will grow in southern Cagliari, within the footprint of existing Stadio Sant'Elia. As the old stadium awaits complete demolition, its host team is already using temporary Arena Sardegna, built just meters away, on nearby parking site.