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28 Aug 2011

An environmentally friendly stadium

Materials from the demolition of the ‘Delle Alpi’ have been recycled, resold or reused in the construction of the new facility

The ‘Delle Alpi’ is no more, having been demolished in the six-month spell from November 2008 to May 2009, in order to give way to a modern stadium, built exclusively with football in mind.

The old structure however leaves a precious legacy to its successor, with the designers careful to have paid attention to every detail. Materials left by the demolition have been divided into types, in order to be recycled, resold or reused throughout the new stadium’s construction.

The demolition of the former framework took place without using explosives. Given the position of the area, situated between the municipalities of Turin and Venaria Reale, and under a flight path, the operation would have been too dangerous, considering the large amount of steel in the structure, the metal fragments of which could have shot up into the air.

The reinforced concrete used for the steps has been crushed down and reused as a supporting layer of the soil, with almost 40,000 metres cubed of concrete put towards the construction of the new stadium’s foundations. The tie-rods of the tensioned structure were loosened until collapsing, while the pillars were dismantled and cut into several parts for easy disposal. The new posts were also assembled by using crushed, remixed concrete. Meanwhile, plastic materials were collected and separately stored. At the end of this operation, around 6,000 tons of steel, copper and aluminum were recovered, the re-use of which provided savings of more than one million Euros.

Particular attention has been paid to being environmentally friendly, making every possible effort to reduce the impact that such a structure could create. And also from this point of view, Juve’s new stadium represents a work of great excellence.