Parma Calcio named the architecture studio that will undertake the project to redesign the Stadio Tardini. Winning the selection process was the Studio Zoppini, which, since 1961, has specialized in the technically complex design of public sports facilities, with 15 sports venues and over 50 other facilities in their portfolio.

Alessandro Zoppini has been a partner in the firm since 1996. He has been chosen to lead many overseas projects thanks to his particular strengths in the realm of international stadium design and almost 30 years of experience in sports architecture, culminating in contributions to the Olympic Games in Turin, Sochi and Pyeongchang, where the Studio designed three different award-winning arenas.

The president of Parma Calcio said: “We are enthusiastic and totally convinced with the choice we’ve made; the ability in the world of sports and beyond, expressed worldwide by Studio Zoppini, is exactly what we were looking for.” Kyle Krause continued, “Studio Zoppini has a unique approach and methodology; they’re environmentally conscious and by extent conscious of the city and its citizens, of businesses and the local area.”

Parma Calcio have appointed Studio Zoppini to oversee the architectural quality and functional design of the new stadium.

 “Coming first in this selection process is a success, which makes us extremely proud,” said Alessandro Zoppini. “Taking part in the first sustainable redevelopment project for an Italian stadium is an unquestionable honor for us, and participating in its realization will mean playing a role in a fundamental shift in the world of football as well as in environmental sports engineering and architecture.”

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Studio Zoppini – Founded in 1961 by Pino Zoppini, the Studio boasts a wealth of experience in the world of urban and landscape design of public buildings of high technological and typological complexity, with a particular reference to sports facilities. The core value of the Studio has always been great attention to the development of technologically advanced buildings, which do not conform to a predesigned model but are tailored to the expectations of users and the community in which the building is located. The firm’s international projects include stadium designs for Le Mans, Sorrento, Wroclaw (Poland), Prato, Salerno (Stadio Arechi), Monza (Stadio Brianteo), Leicester, Bath.