Genoa-Nervi: Seasonal air-supported basketball coverage

Set in the greenery of the Parks of Nervi there’s some sports facilities dedicated mainly to basketball and minibasketball, with spaces also for martial arts and bowls.

Published also in: Tsport 331

Ardita Juventus has a concession, set in the greenery of the Parks of Nervi, some sports facilities dedicated mainly to basketball and minibasketball, with spaces also for martial arts and bowls.


The main intervention foreseen by the project is the temporary covering of the central court with a double membrane pressure system. The PES/PVC roof is laid without the aid of support structures and stabilized by an internal overpressure generated by an electric fan placed outside. It rests on a masonry kerb at the base of the structure, useful to regulate the support base and avoid air leaks.


Designed to be installed on site in the cold season and to be disassembled when summer arrives, the roof is double membrane to optimize heating savings and avoid, always inside, the surface condensation typical of single membrane structures.  Externally, the membrane is sand-coloured, with a two-tone pattern designed to mitigate its size and limit its environmental impact. On the inside, the membrane is white to optimize and standardize the internal lighting.
Next to the field is the pumping and heating station for the air inside the press structure.


With regard to the pitch, the synthetic grass flooring has been completely removed, restoring the underlying asphalt surface; on this, which has been regularised and made even and coplanar, a floating floor specifically designed as a sports ground for basketball matches has been laid, made up of dry jointed parquet panels that can be dismantled at the end of the season.
Other interventions of arrangement and cleaning have been carried out on the spaces for the game of bowls, the mini-basket and on the tree-lined parterre.