Three winners were chosen out of eighty-seven proposals to cover the famous amphitheater, a defining symbol of the city of Verona (GMP Architekten,Vincenzo Latina Architetti and Roberto Ventura).

The competition was announced in March 2016 in order to protect the Roman monument from the elements and to ensure that it continues to provide quality entertainment to spectators two thousand years after its construction. German firm GMP Architekten won the competition, with a perimeter ring resting on the outer walls of the amphitheater. The ring stores a folded 12,000 square meters fabric cover arranged on cables, deployed across the entire roof. The perimeter ring responds to the amphitheater’s elliptic form, offering an elegant, measured, yet unquestionably contemporary addition to the cultural heritage symbol.

Source: Comune di Verona.

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