Interior view of the stadium. Credit: Meis Architects; Interior view of the stadium. Credit: Meis Architects;

AS Roma Stadium, Rome

How do you design an ultra-modern and energy efficient Colosseum in Rome?

Located at Tor di Valle, at the southwest of the historic City Centre of Rome, AS Roma Stadium will be Italy’s premier state-of-art football stadium; incorporating the industry’s most sophisticated spectator technologies, security and fan amenities. This new “Colosseum” will also include an ultra-modern energy efficient design able to adapt the stadium to the different needs.

The 52,500 seat stadium will have the ability to expand to 60,000 seats to host international competitions and major entertainment events and it will also serve as the anchor to a larger, mixed-use development that will include a first-team training facility and retail “Roma Village”.

Our multidisciplinary teams from Milan, New York, Madrid, London and Dublin offices worked together with Meis Architects to provide building services engineering design, as well as fire and life safety, lighting, vertical transportation and pedestrian modelling consultancy.

Project Summary


52,000 seat stadium

365day-a-year destination of shops, restaurants and bars

2full-sizetraining pitches

Stadio della Roma. Credit: Arup Stadio della Roma. Credit: Arup

Modernity in tradition

Intended to evoke the Colosseum, one of Rome’s most beloved and iconic landmarks, the design consists of an ultra-modern steel and glass stadium wrapped in a stone "scrim". This scrim, a floating stone screen that envelops the stadium, is a dynamic contemporary interpretation of the stone arches of the famous arena. A translucent glass and teflon coated fabric canopy protects the entire seating bowl from the elements .

The stadium also incorporates the football industry’s most sophisticated spectator technologies, security and fan amenities. 

 

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We have been working hard to meet the expectation of thousands of supporters, who can’t wait to see their team playing a Champions League game in their new football stadium. During such a match, the stadium will be like a small city of more than 50,000 people, where every single building service has to work perfectly to meet demanding safety and international broadcasting standards. ”

AS Roma Stadium will also serve as the anchor to a larger, mixed-use development that will include a first-team training facility (Trigoria) and retail ‘Roma Village, as well as a variety of shops, restaurants and bars, including a Nike Superstore and an interactive AS Roma Hall of Fame. Situate just north of the stadium will be a state-of-the-art training and wellness facility dedicated to AS Roma’s first team training as well as two full-size, and one half-size training pitches.