Ottorino Aloisio began his art studies in Bologna and finished them in Roma in 1925. In the 1930s he was then involved in many major architectural competitions. His works for these included the transformation of the Via Roma in Torino (1930), the Palazzo del Littorio in the Via dell 'Impero in Roma (1934), the Stadio Communale in Torino, the Stadium in Reggio Emilia (1935, 1st prize), the Maritime Station in Napoli (1935), the reconstruction of the Teatro Regio in Torino (1937, 2nd prize) and the FacoltÃ Umanistiche of the University of Torino. Aloisio also worked abroad, mainly in Africa, where he designed the Episcopal Church of Meru in Kenya. He was additionally active in interior and furniture design.
Aloisioâs entry University of Sport was an unrealized competition project from 1927. He developed the project based on his design for the Terme Littorie competition in 1926, attracted by the new architecture of reinforced concrete and iron.