Busto Garolfo (Milan): the Play Sport Village

The Play Sport Village is a sports centre with two outdoor 7-a-side and two indoor 5-a-side football pitches and three indoor beach volleyball courts.

Also published in: Tsport 335

The Busto Garolfo indoor courts are gathered under a single system of three tensile structures, connected to each other, each consisting of 7 laminated wood arches, braced with galvanized steel profiles and covered with double membrane sheets. The five-a-side and seven-a-side football pitches have synthetic grass surfaces.

However, the construction that qualifies the sports centre is the building in which the changing rooms and the club house are located. The building is 80 metres long along the heads of the tensile structures, with the sequence of strippers arranged on one level; on the front facade, the architecture – which rises one floor here – is characterised by an overhanging balcony, reserved for users of a dining room.

The external finish of the building is given by a pigmentation of the prefabricated cement panels, without any additional cladding, in a dark grey colour interrupted by isolated bright yellow backgrounds.
This article is dedicated to the memory of architect Anna Chiara Morandi, who died on 12 October 2014.