Arup designs new home for AC Milan

Arup has put together a design for a new 48,000 seater stadium to house Italian giants AC Milan.

The venue will include a stage for the home matches of the club together with a hotel, a sports college, restaurants, children’s playground, green areas and spaces open to the city and dedicated to public use.

The project was developed by the company’s architecture, urban planning and engineering team based in the city.

Innovative components include sight-lines analysed and designed for every seat and developed by an Arup parametric tool that guarantees the best possible view from every location in the stadium.

As part of the sustainability improvements, the stadium will include a moveable roof to mitigate noise in the surroundings.

In statement on the club website, AC Milan said the plans were inspired by the Emirates Stadium in London and the stadiums of Basel, Bilbao and Neuchatel, but added that the structure would be “a very Milanese stadium, unique in the world”.

“The project has been developed with a fully holistic and integrated approach where all the design components have been carefully balanced around the spectator’s experience,” said a statement from Arup.

AC Milan currently share a ground with rivals Inter Milan.