TRAINING CENTRE GENOA CRICKET AND FOOTBALL CLUB

The program envisages the construction of a modern sports center including clubhouse, guest and reception areas for the Genoa Cricket and Football Club

The project fits organically into the extraordinary landscape of the Plan of Madonnetta, an highland above the village of Cogoleto facing the Ligurian Sea.

The beauty of the environment and its preservation have suggested a design solution that interacts with the natural elements. The architectural space is generated by a physical modeling of the ground: the green roof is a natural continuation of sports fields and park and the bleachers for the audience are placed in the natural layers of the ground.

The interior space, semi-underground, is characterized by maximum transparency to the sea and the presence of indoor gardens through which the building trades with the outside world.

Client:
Genoa Cricket and Football Club

Project team:
OBR, Coopsette Soc. Coop.

OBR design team:
Paolo Brescia, Tommaso Principi,
Andrea Casetto, Alessandro Beggiao,
Alessandra Bruzzone, Yu Chaoyin,
Gaia Galvagna, Yari Marongiu, Pauline Renault,
Michele Renzini

Location:
Genoa, Italy

Dimensions:
site area 74.000 sqm
built area 9.600 sqm

Chronology:
2012 preliminary design
2011 Feasibility study