Repurposing the Italia Ski Jump in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Italia Ski Jump in Cortina d’Ampezzo – a taskforce and a networking idea to regenerate the structure, and to rethink its usage.

The Italia Ski Jump has been the greatest symbol of Cortina D’Ampezzo ever since the 1956 Olympics.
It feels opportune to reflect on the repurposing potential that this structure holds, placed in a such a strategicallu logistical in relation with the access to Cortina.
The ski jump is the natural torchbearer of Cortina 2021 and Milan-Cortina 2026.
It could already have been working for quite some time, as both a beacon and a territory landmark, but most of all it could have become something active and useful for its territory.

DC‘s interest for the Italia ski jump is thus part of a broader cultural policy, which is presented as a praxis itself and a kind of “geography of regeneration” which allows for the temporary or permanent re-activation of the sites inside which we work, by inserting them into a network. For this reason, we have been thinking of a possible repurposing of the structure belonging to the ski jump, as well as the bleachers.
Another sign of interest consists in a graduation theses (2019) based on an idea by two young architects, Gabriele Bee and Mattia Menardi (master’s degree from the IUAV university of Venice dacc department of architecture, construction, conservation).
The university’s interest, and the collaboration with dc, will lead to the development of a meaningful and sustainable proposal for the repurposing of the ski jump by, thus, analysing its potential, that is to say the value of the structure, its strategic position in relation to the road system, the functions which it will be able to embody during the Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympics through contemporary art and, naturally, the functions which it will be able to carry out in the wake of large sporting events.

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