Modern sport temples
Building a stadium means being able to shape a work into something able to absorb and mirror the collective enthusiasm, supporters' fervour, and passion. A stadium is not just an infrastructure like many others, a functional instrument that meets people's needs, but a structure that meets this need while also promoting the social dimension of this sport.
In this sense, engineering and technology serve people. Just like the new FIFA World Cup stadiums in Qatar, designed with acoustics capable of channelling thousands of voices into a single huge chorus, therefore enhancing supporters' experience; or like multifunctional stadiums, which besides having a football pitch, also include an athletics track.
Webuild boasts a consolidated expertise in the stadiums sector: in about 120 years of activity, the Group built 9 stadiums in 3 continents, if we merely consider the main projects.
Stadiums become a symbol because they represent a place get together, interpreting how they evolve as infrastructure that began in history with a poly-functional goal, therefore offering varied sport entertainment types to the public with an athletics track, and changing according the the actual need. First, by covering stadium terraces, just like for the Olimpico and San Siro stadiums. Then, through a more football-oriented approach, placing spectators as close as possible to the field, to make their participation more immersive.
The map of the main stadiums built by Webuild
Webuild Stadiums infographic
The new stadiums are evermore technologically advanced structures, which are also sustainable and equipped with recreational spaces that can also be used besides sport.
From the Wembley Stadium, designed by Norman Foster, up to the ones currently being built to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar, stadiums have now become sport museums. They are ultramodern, sustainable and easily accessible, and offer a huge aesthetic impact. Webuild, an international player in the large infrastructure sector, participates in this development, by building among the most worldly-renowned stadiums. Challenges met along with the most ambitious: building the Al Bayt stadium in Qatar, ond of the most innovative structures destined to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The "Stadio Olimpico" in Rome - Italy
Rome’s main stadium was designed in 1927. It was initially called “Stadio dei Cipressi”. Completed in 1953 it was then named the “Stadio dei Centomila” (Stadium of the Thousand), due to its capacity. In 1960, Rome hosted the Olympic Games: from then on the stadium has been known as the “Stadio Olimpico”.