NEW DELLE ALPI STADIUM(Turin, Italy)
NEW DELLE ALPI STADIUM (Turin, Italy)
The stadium, designed by the Hutter Studio and built in less than two years, was inaugurated during the football World Cup held in Italy (1990), for a seating capacity of 69.041 people and a maximum elevation respect to the ground floor of 33 meters. At the moment of the wind tunnel tests the project of the new stadium was a first new quasi-rectangular roofing system directly built in the old stadium, plus an external secondary semi-elliptical one covering the space dedicated to commercial activities (shops, bar etc..). The project hasn’t been realized, and it was preferred to demolish the stadium (2009) and replace it with a brand new one (2011).
In the wind tunnel 16 wind direction were tested after having equipped the model with 256 pressure taps, recording data in both the configurations with and without the secondary roofing.