Calatrava City of Sport

The innovative City of Sport project, designed by the internationally renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava was an integral part of the city of Rome's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics and would have hosted the volleyball, gymnastics, trampoline, and basketball finals.

Santiago Calatrava, Oliver Astrologo · Calatrava City of Sport
Oliver Astrologo

This building is well known from Romans because is clearly visible
from the main highway that connects the city but no one entered inside
before.

Santiago Calatrava, Oliver Astrologo · Calatrava City of Sport
Oliver Astrologo

The two main buildings of the project the Sport Forum and Swimming Forum are symmetrical; each of them is about 21,600-square-metre (5-acre) in area and about 75 m in height.

Santiago Calatrava, Oliver Astrologo · Calatrava City of Sport
Oliver Astrologo

The complex, whose construction began in April 2007, was to be completed in 2009 in time for the 2009 World Aquatics Championships but is still under construction.

Santiago Calatrava, Oliver Astrologo · Calatrava City of Sport
Oliver Astrologo

Santiago Calatrava, Oliver Astrologo · Calatrava City of Sport
Oliver Astrologo
Santiago Calatrava, Oliver Astrologo · Calatrava City of Sport
Oliver Astrologo
Santiago Calatrava, Oliver Astrologo · Calatrava City of Sport
Oliver Astrologo
Santiago Calatrava, Oliver Astrologo · Calatrava City of Sport
Oliver Astrologo
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