Known to natives of Italy as the Stadio Olimpico Roma, this stadium was actually built in 1936 and the roof was constructed in 1990 as part of a renovation of the venue.
Currently, Italian football teams A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio call the Rome Olympic Stadium home; the stadium also finds itself as the setting for frequent concerts and performances.
Birdair constructed the roof to compliment the original architecture of the base of the structure, designed to look like a deep bowl in an elliptical shape. The interior is dominated by a parabolic profile of 80 consecutive rows and an immense roof, which is supported by 12 concrete pillars and a ring of rectangular beams. Aesthetically, the roof’s exterior is characterized by triangular sections of semi-transparent fabric membrane.