Manica-Sportium outline their plans for a ‘beautiful and efficient’ new stadium for Milan and Inter

By Oliver Fisher -

Manica-Sportium have made another pitch to try and convince Milan and Inter that they are the right company to carry out the new stadium project.

The two architecture firms came together to try and land the project and they have illustrated their plans for the construction of the new state of the art home of the Milan clubs through a piece in il Corriere della Sera (via MilanLive).

They wanted to underline how important the construction of a new San Siro is for Milan and explain their design a bit more, given that they are competing against Populous and their ‘Cathedral’ design which certainly seems to have captured the imaginations more.

“The project is not limited to aiming at the creation of a beautiful and efficient sports facility but is outlined as a process of urban, sustainable regeneration, which involves the San Siro district and, with it, the entire city.

“The ‘Rings of Milan’ project is the symbol of the union between the clubs, eternal rivals on the pitch but who have joined forces to preserve one of the city’s most loved traditions.

“We have imagined a new way of experiencing the stadium that will not only light up for special occasions but that can transform itself even when it will not host matches.

“The curvilinear forms of the architecture of the new facility and the continuity of the steps that embrace the playing field, handing down the glorious image of the San Siro stadium, interpret it in a new key that fully represents the vocation of welcome of our city. A futuristic project, but with a deep bond with the past.”

There was a meeting between the two clubs and the Mayor of Milan last week to talk about more specifics of the new stadium and he confirmed that the talks had gone well, with the clubs having ceded to three fundamental requirements.


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