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Keywords Change this

Raw Concrete, Sports Architect, Concrete, Nervi, Brutalism, Forgotten Masterpieces

Project timeline

1956 – 1959

Type

Sport

Location Change this

Viale Maresciallo Pilsudski
Rome
Italy

Current state

Altered (extensions to the original)

Architect Change this

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
January 13th, 2017

Flaminio Stadium Change this

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The Flaminio Stadium is a sports centre built in the homonym discrict of Rome, near to Piazza del Popolo, based on the architectural and engineering project by Pier Luigi Nervi and his son Antonio (his father is considered one of the Italian master of concrete architecture in the second half of XX century).

Built in the late 50s years for the Olympic Games (XVII edition, 1960), it has been a great centre of sport for several years, from soccer (World Cup Italia ’90) to rugby (Six Nations), passing for athletics and hosting music events too (David Bowie, U2).

The structure is completely made of reinforced concrete, and provides coverage only in the central area of the main stand: this coverage was realized through a partially prefabricated shelter. The canopy of the support elements are inclined pillars that rest to the external structure of the stadium. Under the stands, the stadium has an indoor training pool, and five halls for boxing gyms, gymnastics and weightlifting, as well as changing rooms, conference and awards ceremony hall.
Since 2011, it is completely abandoned and in a strong state of decay, without any kind of maintenance service.

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