gino zavanella: gau arena, rome
oct 12, 2009
gino zavanella: gau arena, rome


stadium franco sensi by gino zavanella
all images courtesy
gino zavanella

recently the draft for stadium franco sensi, roma’s new stadium was presented.
designed by gino zavanella (also the project leader for the juventus stadium project)
the gau arena will house the museum of rome football team, as well as being an
entertainment venue for concerts and will include restaurants, bars, games rooms,
lounges etc.

the stadium’s skin is surrounded by a perimeter band and screens. through the use
of advanced technology systems messages will be communicated on the exterior using
the latest generation LED devices.

the covering system on the membrane structure (the shell) consists if zinc-titanium,
having separate functions: the first will be completely covered by photovoltaic panels
while the second will be translucent so as to pass about 80% of the light while preventing
the passage of water. the overlap and the distance between the two membranes will be
tested on the model in wind tunnel.

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