Spresiano Velodrome


2017 – in progress


Pessina Costruzioni


€ 24 mln


Architectural, structural and MEP design.


Spresiano (TV) – Italy


The first category 1A indoor velodrome in Italy, approved for international cycling events with capacity for up to 6,000 spectators, will be built in Spresiano, in the province of Treviso, at the end of 2019.

BMS Progetti has been a protagonist in this initiative since the very first steps. Our integrated schematic design, along with Pessina Costruzioni SpA’s Project Financing proposal, won the tender competition promoted by the Italian Cycling Federation in December 2016.

The integrated design, developed in a BIM environment, and a precise communication and management of the multiple stakeholders allowed BMS to complete the design process in due time, obtaining, in January 2018, the favorable opinion of the Conference of Services that authorized the building intervention in administrative terms.


The façades of the building are different for the two main volumes. The podium, through the use of raw concrete, looks like a monolithic element emerging from the ground; the more dynamic volume above, clad in perforated metal sheet, creates a light and shadow interplay that adds movement to the façade due to the different drilling of the metal panels.

The interior spaces functional organization comes from the definition of three key elements of the project: the track and its visibility, the separation of flows and the organization of flexible and reconfigurable spaces. The project integrates these needs and also coordinates and complements the stringent regulatory requirements for places of public entertainment.

Almost all of the underground and above ground works are made of reinforced concrete while the roofing structure of the visible volume is made of steel.

The large internal volume, lacking intermediate supporting elements, required the study of a cable-stayed spatial lattice structure whose analysis was developed in static and dynamic fields with linear and nonlinear numerical models.

Specific MEP solutions have been implemented in the project to comply to a rigorous sustainability and efficiency agenda, always analyzing and sharing, with the builder and future manager, the repercussions of the various choices in the medium and long term.

Advanced analysis of fluid dynamics and lighting allowed, thanks to a three-dimensional geometric model developed in Revit, to verify the different design solutions step by step, in order to meet the high standards of air quality and visibility, the latter also verified for high definition television filming conditions.


The 3D geometric model developed in Revit was enriched by a series of specific software: Navisworks, Dynamo, STR Vision, IES and Cham-Phoenics with which it was possible to manage interdisciplinary coordination, perform specialized numerical analyses and dynamically develop the bill of quantities.

Ground area (sqm)
Covered area (sqm)
Total surface of the velodrome (sqm)
Capacity (spectators)
Average track length (m)
Weight of metal roofing structures (tons)