- Location Milan, Italy
- Value £14.5 million
- Client Comune di Milano
- Year 2013
The historic Velodromo Vigorelli was built in 1935 by Vigorelli Cycles and lies in the heart of Milan. Our redevelopment proposal updates the venue and surrounding site, ensuring its compliance with today's strict competition criteria.
Surrounding a new, UCI-approved 250 m track we have placed 2500 seats to allow the Velodrome to host both national and international competitions and cycling events.
A high degree of flexibility has been incorporated within the design thanks to its clever use of the infield area for additional functions. It can accommodate sporting events ranging from basketball, tennis, badminton and table tennis to boxing, judo and other martial arts to maximise commercial opportunities for the Comune.
A new, elevated running surrounds the perimeter of the building and features dramatic views out over the city; associated changing facilities were also upgraded to support these activities.
Outside the venue, a dynamic, sport-related landscape has been developed that can accommodate boules, five-a-side football, basketball and BMX. An urban piazza at either end of the building offers cafes, restaurants, retail units as well a spa, sports-related retail opportunities and a multi-purpose gym. To benefit the local area, a new community centre with meeting areas, an internet café, bookshop and library have also been proposed.