Structures Offer Contrast to
In addition to its 2,000 year old classical piazzas and castles, the combination of baroque and modern thought can be seen in the evolving cityscape spectacled by new and daringly refurbished Olympic venues.
Scheduled to be completed by fall 2005, some of the new structures are post-industrial refurbishments, where redesign is under the careful eye of the world’s top architects. The building projects will cost approximately 1,150 million Euro of public and 480 million Euro of private funds.
Venues merge the cultural importance
These modern masterpieces will offer a stark contrast to the baroque influences of the past.
The significance of the baroque style
is clear in
A visitor returning to Piedmont and
The future home to 2,500 members of the Olympic community is the Olympic Village. The focus-point of the Olympic Village is an impressive arched bridge-way hovering over what was formally a
The Palavela was originally built in the 1960s as part of the celebrations of the Century of Italian unification and is one of the region’s most important structures. Refurbishment will be overseen by architects Gae Aulenti and Arnaldo De Bernardi, their first work in the sports sector as the venue will host figure skating and short track competitions. Under the sail shaped roof conceived with three arches touching the ground, The Palavela is actually a building within a building.
THE OVAL ICE RINK
Designed by the architects HOK Sport from
The Palahockey is designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The building is minimalist with an innovative structure, where its steel will mirror the surroundings ensuring it is in harmony with the planned extensive area of urban greenery and landscaping. After hosting various Olympic events, the building will be used for sport events, concerts, shows and exhibitions and will seat 17,500 spectators.
Stadio Olympic is the site of the opening ceremonies. Formally a soccer stadium commissioned in 1932, the restoration includes the addition of 44 sky-boxes and glass windows matching the original design.
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