Italian Serie A football club Parma Calcio has named the architecture studio that will undertake the project to redesign the Stadio Tardini.
Winning the selection process was the Studio Zoppini, which, since 1961, has specialised in the technically complex design of public sports facilities, with 15 sports venues and over 50 other facilities in their portfolio.
Alessandro Zoppini has been a partner in the firm since 1996. He has been chosen to lead many overseas projects thanks to his particular strengths in the realm of international stadium design and almost 30 years of experience in sports architecture, culminating in contributions to the Olympic Games in Turin, Sochi and Pyeongchang, where the Studio designed three different award-winning arenas.
Kyle Krause, president of Parma Calcio, said:
We are enthusiastic and totally convinced with the choice we’ve made; the ability in the world of sports and beyond, expressed worldwide by Studio Zoppini, is exactly what we were looking for.
Studio Zoppini has a unique approach and methodology; they’re environmentally conscious and by extent conscious of the city and its citizens, of businesses and the local area.
Parma Calcio has appointed Studio Zoppini to oversee the architectural quality and functional design of the new stadium. Zoppini said:
Coming first in this selection process is a success, which makes us extremely proud. Taking part in the first sustainable redevelopment project for an Italian stadium is an unquestionable honor for us, and participating in its realization will mean playing a role in a fundamental shift in the world of football as well as in environmental sports engineering and architecture.
Image courtesy Stadio Tardini