Italian Serie A club Cagliari Calcio has chosen the Sportium consortium to design its new stadium.
Sportium beat off competition from two other design teams, Tractebel Engiewith Gau Arenaand J+Swith One Works.
Sardinia-based Cagliari said that in depth analysis will now take place with Sportium with the aim of defining all the contractual and operational aspects of the work.
Sportium is made up of partners Progetto CMR, iDeas, B&L Real Estate and Manica Architecturefrom the US.
Cagliari said in a statement:
From the very early stages of the decision-making process, the club has wanted to involve businesses, fans and media in the process.
The three projects, selected out of 25 proposals, were displayed at a conference – broadcast live on the red and blue social media – and then exhibited at Sardegna Arena.
Sportium’s concept has not only achieved the greatest public approval, but it is also the one that has best passed the analysis covering dozens of technical parameters and environmental impact assessments.
A further step has thus been taken towards the creation of the new red and blue home: the Sportium concept represents a starting point for the realisation of the final design project which will be completed by the end of 2018.
Once a design has been decided on, the project will collaborate with engineers Ginevra Balletto, Alessandro Gostiand Mario Marongiuand the University of Cagliari.