Energy efficiency and restyling of the sports hall in Cinisello Balsamo (Milan)

The municipality of Cinisello Balsamo (Mi) has started the transformation of the sports hall from an energy-intensive and anonymous building to a sustainable building and symbol for the community and the city.

Also published in: Tsport 353
palazzetto dello sport Cinisello Balsamo

The sports hall in Cinisello Balsamo (Mi) that is the object of intervention is located in the city centre, in a barycentric position between Piazza Gramsci to the south and the municipal buildings representing the public administrative/cultural functions to the immediate north, including the historic Palazzo Comunale enriched, adjacent to it, by the recent construction of the Cultural Pole “Il Pertini” including the Library, Auditorium and refreshment area.

It is also impossible not to mention the monumental complex of Villa Ghirlanda Silva and its historic park, publicly owned, located east of the building in question.

Within such a ‘central’ context for city life and urban quality, the building constitutes an element of objective landscape and morphological criticality, characterised by architectural connotations that are old and lacking in value.

The redevelopment of the building therefore constitutes not only urban, morphological and landscape redevelopment, but also, and at least as much, an opportunity to re-value the sports function as an aggregative engine and collective recognition of the city community.

Even more so through a project that is part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, which strongly characterises the community vision of the entire Country System.

The project of the sports hall of Cinisello Balsamo (Mi) constitutes a first batch of intervention, which aims to:

1) reduce consumption by intervening on the building’s envelope, starting with the most dispersing parts (first and foremost the roof, due to its state of insulation and the surface area involved), also introducing clean energy production systems, while at the same time increasing indoor quality.

2) relaunch the image of the building, a hotbed of sports associations that are very active in the area and committed to the social regeneration of the city and its community, as well as its typological / architectural conformation and urban perception.

Design: Arch. Marco Longoni
PNRR: Missione 5 | Componente C 2.3 | Investimento 3.1 Sport e inclusione sociale