The Cathedral


Inspired by two of the city’s most iconic buildings, the Duomo and the Galleria, The Cathedral will create a new landmark for Milan. The design employs cutting-edge technology and the latest in sustainable design practices, with an incredibly tight and atmospheric seating bowl that will be the most intimate in Europe, bringing fans closer to the action than ever before and creating an unforgettable atmosphere with the best in acoustic design. The scheme incorporates photovoltaic roof panels to generate electricity and rainwater harvesting to minimise water use. The interior spaces are naturally ventilated and passively heated and cooled, with the entire district connected to a central heating and cooling system.

Externally, the stadium is enveloped by an elegant glass facade, allowing sunlight to pour through to the concourse galleria, where visitors can enjoy a wide-ranging offer of food and beverage outlets inspired by the world-renowned food culture of the city. Creating a unique home and distinct experience for each club, the design features bespoke installations that incorporate the clubs’ identities into the building fabric. For FC Internazionale Milano, a coiled viper of blue light wraps itself around the stadium, while for AC Milan, the vertical buttresses glow a smouldering red. In addition, two home changing rooms and two megastores allow each club to call the stadium their own. Surrounded by 22 acres of green space, the stadium forms the centrepiece of a new San Siro District, a year-round destination offering a plethora of sports and leisure facilities and recreation spaces.