By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.

Close

Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Close

Woods Bagot unveils new £240m home for AS Roma

Woods Bagot has revealed plans for a 52,000-seater stadium for Italian premier league football club AS Roma – inspired by Rome’s ancient Colosseum

The proposed structure will allow the prestigious club to move out of a 72,000-capactity stadium in the north of the Italian capital which it currently shares with rivals Lazio.

Earmarked for a riverside plot at Tor di Valle south west of Rome’s historic city centre, the bowl-shaped Stadio Della Roma will feature up to 600 ‘super-premium’ seats with direct pitch access.

Woods Bagot’s design also features a hydraulic lift – similar to the historic Colosseum – allowing players a dramatic entrance and a PTFE canopy covering 100 per cent of the stadium seating.

Retractable stage canopies, rigging, and turf protection systems also allow the arena to be temporarily converted into a 60,000-capacity concert venue.

Dan Meis, who joined the AJ100 practice to lead its sport design team two years ago, said: ‘For an architect who has spent much of his career designing stadiums, and most of his vacations in Italy, the Stadio della Roma truly is a project of a lifetime.

‘Rome has an unparalleled architectural history. To be able to build anything there is a gift, to build a new home for AS Roma and the most passionate fans in football is heart stopping.’

He added: ‘It is very exciting to have such a significant project as my first stadium designed with Woods Bagot. Stadio della Roma will be one of Europe’s most sophisticated stadiums and will be groundbreaking in the inclusion of a significant ancillary development of restaurants, entertainment and training facilities, creating a 365 day destination.’

 The new stadium is planned to open in 2016.

Woods Bagot's Stadio della Roma plans for Italian premier league football club AS Roma

Sketch: Woods Bagot’s Stadio della Roma plans for Italian premier league football club AS Roma

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Related Jobs

Sign in to see the latest jobs relevant to you!

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters