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Milano-Cortina Winter Olympics 2026

The Olympic Village and the Porta Romana master plan

As the Tokyo Games unfold, countdown has started for the Milano-Cortina Winter Olympics in less than 5 years. Coima SGR and their partners Covivio and Prada Holding have recently announced that the international architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill won the competition for the design of the Olympic Village for the 2026 Games, as part of the updated Posta Romana rail yard master plan. The project is done in collaboration with the Milano-Cortina Foundation, the Municipality of Milano, and the Lombardy Region. It comprises a vast green park, two renovated historic structures, and six new residential buildings that will house athletes during the Olympics. Once the hockey games, skiing and skating competitions of Olympian athletes are over, the spaces will be reused.

The athletes’ quarters will be reconverted into student housing, the railway-side buildings will be transformed into affordable housing units, and the Olympic Village Plaza will turn into a neighborhood square with shops and cafés. An outdoor pavilion for a farmers’ market and community events complements the project. The Olympic Village is scheduled to be completed by July 2025, in advance of the actual games which will take place between February 6 and February 22, 2026 in Milano and Cortina.

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