Within the exhibition gardens of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, these tall sculptures housed bespoke fussball tables.

Designed by Archrival, Arena Calcetto was one of six works in the Australian Pavilion’s exhibition entitled ‘Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture’. The works transformed the forecourt of the Australian Pavilion into a competitive arena. From 2013 to 2014 Arena Calcetto returned to Sydney and toured to Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Pirrama Park and The Rocks. In Sydney, the project was supported by the City of Sydney and the Sydney Foreshore Authority.

Photography by Ruggero Arena, Brett Boardman and Richard Glover