Palazzo delle Scintille – Former Pavilion 3 at CityLife, Milan (Italy)
The Palazzo delle Scintille was designed in 1923 by architect Paolo Vietti Violi to host a velodrome within the old Milan Trade Fair which is now part of the new Citylife district.
Distinguished by versatile interior space, the building is suitable for hosting a wide variety of events: exhibitions, sports, music, theater and culture. The primary structure resisted the bombings of the Second World War, the dome was destroyed and rebuilt after the war. In 1946 the space was temporarily organized for the opera season of the Teatro alla Scala.
From 1960 to 1990 it was used for trade fairs related to automobiles, aircraft and boats. Until the 1990s it remained unused. After the restoration of the facades in 2017, it reopened to host the inaugural concert of LAFIL – Milan Philharmonic in 2019.
The structural safety of the building now requires certified verification in order to permit its use for public functions.