sinuous ascoli stadium unveiled by massimo guidotti architetto
all visuals courtesy of massimo guidotti architetto




italian architect massimo guidotti was given the honor of designing a contemporary stadium to act as the home field for ascoli F.C. 1898 in ascoli piceno, italy. the structure is to be built on the area currently occupied the old facility, and will be slightly more compact than its predecessor.

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‘ascoli’ stadium signage 




the design eliminates the original’s perimeter athletics track, which allows for the bleachers to be positioned only 7.5 meters (24’6”) from the pitch. because of the land’s considerable level differences in terms of north-south, guidotti and team split the total design into two distinct districts. the first, located at road level, is to host all commercial services and retail areas. the second of course, is the stadium itself, placed slightly higher on the incline.


video courtesy of massimo guidotti architetto 




‘ascoli’ is an open air stadium, but seating is completed covered by a teflon roof that oscillates from a minimum height of 12.8m (42′) to 17.4m  (57′) above the grandstands. the wave-like form emphasizes the overall lightness of the structure, and helps integrate it into the similar surrounding landscape. in addition, the construction will include three other mixed-used buildings (commercial, offices, hotel and spa), their car parks (500 vehicles) and a road to connect them all to the city. 

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aerial view over total planned construction area 

sinuous ascoli stadium unveiled by massimo guidotti architetto
the stadium will have 16,000 seats

interior view of pitch and covered roof 

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three other structures are located next to the stadium 



project info: 


location: ascoli piceno, marche, italy
client: ascoli picchio F.C. 1898
phase: preliminary/business plan
typology: football stadium
seats: 16,000
construction cost: €13,000,000
years: 2014-2015
team: massimo guidotti, davide albertini, lucia boncori, mariano di benedetto, daniela tamagnini
structural consultants: sarti ingegneria
plan consultants: eutecne s.r.l.



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edited by: nick brink | designboom