Cagliari selects final three in stadium design race

Italian Serie A side, Cagliari Calcio, have completed the first phase of the selection process in regards to short-listing candidates for the design of the club’s new stadium. In total, some 25 proposals from national and international practices were submitted to realise the stadium of the future. 


After careful analysis, Cagliari Calcio (Cagliari) have identified – in compliance with the set deadlines and guidelines – three design studios that will now have to propose their innovative concept design for the Club’s new home, which will replace the existing Sant ‘Elia stadium.


The three groups that will participate in the second selection phase are: J + S with One Works, Sportium and Tractebel.


About the three shortlisted candidates

J + S and One Works, a design and consultancy company, have collaborated with Portuguese architects Gonçalo Byrne and João Nunes, along with Deerns and Studio Majowiecki.


Sportium, a consortium company, is made up of Progetto CMR, Ideas, B & L and David Manica, an American architect specialising in the design of stadiums and arenas, who is the President/Founder of MANICA Architecture.


Tractebel, an engineering company within the Engie group, has partnered with the Polish architectural firm JSK Architekci, which has helped to elaborate on the preliminary designs of the new stadium.


The second phase will now commence, during which time the selected designers will be asked to submit, by 12 February 2018, a proposal of the stadium concept, consistent with the guidelines established by the Club.


Over the following weeks, based on the analysis of the projects presented, the successful design application will be chosen.


Cagliari Calcio will involve its supporters and institutions in the final selection process.



Cagliari is currently playing its home games at its new temporary home, the 16,000-seat Sardegna Arena


Earlier this year, the Club presented plans for their new fast-tracked temporary home, the 16,000-capacity ‘Sardegna Arena’ (Sardinia Arena), which opened in August ready for the start of the 2017/18 season.


Cagliari will play their home matches at the new Sardegna Arena while work continues on their 21,000-seat stadium, the New Sant’ Elia which is due to open in two years’ time.


Work on the temporary stadium, which has been constructed in the car park/parking lots of what will be the club’s new stadium, was completed in a four month fast-track build.


The project reportedly cost €8m ($8.7m/£6.8m), which was covered by the club.


Source: (Translation via Google.)


Images, courtesy: Cagliari Calcio


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