1987-1990

San Nicola Football Stadium

Bari, Italy ©RPBW
1987-1990

San Nicola Football Stadium

Bari, Italy Ph. Gianni Berengo Gardin
1987-1990

San Nicola Football Stadium

Bari, Italy Ph. Shunji Ishida
1987-1990

San Nicola Football Stadium

Bari, Italy Ph. Barbara Burg – Oliver Schuh
1987-1990

San Nicola Football Stadium

Bari, Italy Ph. Gianni Berengo Gardin
1987-1990

San Nicola Football Stadium

Bari, Italy Ph. Gianni Berengo Gardin
1987-1990

San Nicola Football Stadium

Bari, Italy Ph. Michel Denancé
1987-1990

San Nicola Football Stadium

Bari, Italy Ph. Shunji Ishida
1987-1990

San Nicola Football Stadium

Bari, Italy Ph. Shunji Ishida
1987-1990

San Nicola Football Stadium

Bari, Italy Ph. Gianni Berengo Gardin
1987-1990

San Nicola Football Stadium

Bari, Italy

Built for the 1990 World Cup, the concrete form of the stadium, with a capacity of 60,000 spectators, resembles a large flower. The stadium has two tiers, the upper section divided into 26 ‘petals’.

The ‘petals’ determine circulation throughout the stadium, each accessed separately via independent staircases. The vertical and horizontal separation was driven by concern for crowd safety, allowing swift evacuation in case of emergency and keeping fans separated to help combat hooliganism.

Credits

Client: Municipality of Bari

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects

Design team: O. Di Blasi (architect in charge), S. Ishida, F. Marano (associates), L. Pellini with D. Cavagna and G. Sacchi (models)

Consultants: M. Desvigne (landscaping); Ove Arup & Partners, M. Milan (structure and services); Studio Vitone & Associati (reinforced concrete); N. Andidero (supervision of prefabricated components); J. Zucker, M. Belviso (site supervision).

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