Vol. 25 No. 1 (2021)

Carlo Cocchia. Lo Stadio del Sole a Fuorigrotta

Fabio Fabbrizzi
DiDA Dipartimento di Architettura FI

Published 2021-10-19


  • Stadium,
  • Naples,
  • Carlo Cocchia,
  • city,
  • Stadio del Sole

How to Cite

Fabbrizzi, F. (2021). Carlo Cocchia. Lo Stadio del Sole a Fuorigrotta. Firenze Architettura, 25(1), 168–177. https://doi.org/10.36253/FiA-13174


In 1948, heading a team of architects, Carlo Cocchia won the competition called by the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) for the building of the new stadium in Naples. It was only in 1959, after many modifications to the original project, that the stadium was inaugurated. Two rings separated from each other constitute the stands which, supported by structures in reinforced concrete, allow the city to visually enter the stadium. With the passage of time this feature disappeared due to the indiscriminate growth of the city, thus cancelling the relationship between the building and its surroundings.


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