Cortina, Eurostands sets up installations for over 6.000 sqm of spaces and secures the Alpine Ski World Championships with the Covistop line sanitizing products.
To welcome athletes from all over the world, the Cortina 2021 Committee has bet on the collaboration with Eurostands, a leading company in design and booths installations that combines the quality of design Made in Italy to the safety of environments. Technical partner for this special sports event, the Milanese company has built and designed the Media Center, the National Village and the VIP lounge areas: 800 linear meters of panelling, 5000 square meters of carpet, delivered more than 2000 pieces of furniture and personalized 120 hands sanitizing columns from the Covistop line.
Despite the uncertainties that gravitate around the world of sport are still many, the adopted approaches to ensure safety change from one country to the other: as reported by France24, ASO and the French sports ministry worked together to ensure safety to the Australian Open, for which it was chosen to require more than 300 athletes for two weeks of quarantine. UEFA, however, could change the format of the Europeans, choosing to play all games in one city instead of the 12 scheduled while, according to The Guardian, the Paris-Nice Cycle route will run without an audience.
A decision also made for the 2021 Alpine Ski World Championships, an important event not only for sport but also for the country, since it is the first international event to be held in Italy since the outbreak of the pandemic. Eurostands, a technical partner of the event and a symbol in the set-up sector for over 70 years, guarantees safety in the two-week races, which will take place in the enchanting setting of Cortina. With 16 trucks and 6 vans the company’s designers and workers have travelled 17,600 km, from Cambiago (Milano) to Cortina, with the aim of creating innovative spaces capable of offering an oasis of comfort and safety for sportsmen, journalists and employees.
“We are proud to support the Organization Committee of the Alpine Ski World Championships – says Maurizio Cozzani, CEO of Eurostands – This is a unique opportunity for our country, an important signal after a complicated year. A pride that I want to share with the highest officials of Italian sport, the President of CONI Giovanni Malagò and the team of Fondazione Cortina 2021, chaired by Alessandro Benetton, to witness the Italian excellence.
An extraordinary opportunity dedicated to the commitment of our athletes and the FISI President Flavio Roda: only by carefully designing the spaces we can protect the health of the athletes, the journalists and, we hope in the near future, even the audience who will be able to return to root for their favorites”.
As a technical partner of Fondazione Cortina 2021, Eurostands joins the more than 6,000 professionals and volunteers, putting the quality of Made in Italy design at the service of sport while setting up areas for the media and the athletes. An ambitious project started a year ago with the realization of the Official Time Keeper by Longines, located in Corso Italia in Cortina d’Ampezzo, and that has never stopped despite the restrictions due to the covid emergency.
A great work of preparation, mainly dedicated to interior fitting, which involved the Brianza company from design to construction, up to assembly and led to the construction of the Media Center, the National Village and VIP lounge areas. In just 30 days there were built 800 linear meters of panelling, 5000 square meters of carpet and more than 2000 pieces of furniture, for a total of 6000 square meters.
Safety is always the watchword: all areas, both internal and external, have been set up with 120 hands sanitizing columns. The devices of the Covistop line, which allowed Eurostands not to stop its production even in the harshest months of 2020, have been redesigned to be adapted to the cold environment and have been enriched with pegs that allow installation even in the snow ground.