It almost seems a spaceship, landed in the QT8 zone of the northeast outskirts of Milan, or a light grey cloud suspended in the Milanese sky.
A building with a fluid, reflecting form, designed by the TECO+partners studio to replace the old Palalido, the historical building in Piazza Stuparich, an arena sentimentally linked to basketball and the home of Olimpia Milano, but also the backdrop to rock concerts by The Rolling Stones, Rockets and The Police.
A highly recognizable identifying shape characterized by the elliptic roof in steel and polycarbonate, which lands in the context of the Lido di Milano like a UFO from other worlds. This alien appearance contrasts deliberately with the interior where a sinuous and hospitable arena encourages a public ready for the sports challenge and involves the players in an embrace that supports their physical endeavours and enhances their athletic capacities.
An area studied in every smallest detail for sports events, flexible and polyfunctional. It can host volleyball, artistic gymnastics, boxing, five-a-side football, sportive dancing, as well as fashion parades, conventions and concerts, with a capacity that varies, as a result of the mobile stadiums, from 5,020 to 5,420 spectators.