The competition entry for the Cornaredo sports and events complex in the city of Lugano (Switzerland) comprises a stadium, training grounds and a cinema, along with administrative and parking spaces. Surrounded by the Alps, the project establishes a new orientation point within the city by creating a cultural and sports center that provides new shapes and opportunities for leisure and health activities. Placing the stadium along the site’s riverside reconnects the complex with its surroundings and with the green areas along Via Trevano on the opposite side of the plot. Balancing the multiplicity of uses, the multifunctional training facilities are placed under the pedestrian routes, yet they are illuminated by natural light thanks to the lowered surface of the land leading to the training grounds.

Lugano, Switzerland,
44,000 sqm
City of Lugano
Civic and Cultural