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"Verona Arena" amphitheater
International Contest of Ideas
open competition, 2016-2017 Comune di Verona
project team: Ilaria Falchi, Jens Jakob Happ, Elvis Hot, Lazar Tucakovic
structure planning: B+G Ingenieure Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH
The 2000-year-old Arena die Verona today still serves for open air opera performances and concerts. The Roman monument at the central Piazza Bra is is the main landmark of the city and the third-largest preserved amphitheater. Its fragile state, caused by both environmental effects and continuous usage, has lately raised the pressing question of a permanent weather protection in the form of a roofing. The international competition collected ideas for a both aesthetically and technically convincing design that could work without affecting the antique structure itself.