iceberg skating palace for sochi 2014 winter olympics
feb 04, 2014
iceberg skating palace for sochi 2014 winter olympics



iceberg skating palace for sochi 2014 winter olympics
image © 2014 XXII winter olympic games

 

 

 

the ‘iceberg skating palace’ forms a central part of the sochi 2014 olympic games, hosting figure skating and short track speed skating events. the scheme has been designed by GUP MNIIP mosproject-4, the ‘moscow research and design institute for culture, leisure, sports and health care buildings’. containing 12,000 seats positioned across two tiers, the multi-purpose arena has already successfully hosted major events.

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the games’ branding and color scheme is referenced in the shades of blue used
image © 2014 XXII winter olympic games

 

 

 

externally the games’ branding and color scheme is referenced in the shades of blue used, while the silhouettes of the surrounding mountains and the waves of the black sea are reflected in the structure’s sweeping form. the flexible nature of the design means that it takes only two hours to adjust the ice field – switching between figure skating and short track configurations. after the event, the arena’s training rink is due to be transported to stavropol, providing a high-quality facility for the inland city.

 

the venue is situated in the ‘coastal cluster’ of venues within sochi’s olympic park, which also features ‘fisht stadium’ the venue which will host the opening and closing ceremonies.

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the surrounding mountains and the waves of the black sea are reflected in the structure’s sweeping form
image © 2014 XXII winter olympic games

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the venue has already successfully hosted major events
image © 2014 XXII winter olympic games

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the arena’s interior
image © 2014 XXII winter olympic games

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the scheme hosts figure skating and short track speed skating events
image © 2014 XXII winter olympic games

 

project info:

 

location: sochi, russia
building area: 20,917 sqm
total area: ​​67 800 sqm
floors: 5
heat index: 37.5 m

 

architects:
project leaders: bokov AV, bush DV, orlov AV, tulupov VN, zakluchaev AA, romanova LS, buzmakova EA, zolotova AS, grishina IE, shuvalova AL, karanda SH, arseny ON
constructors: kelman MI, labuzov DV, popov AS, pilipciuk MS, gureev DV
engineers: bekmuhamedov EE, ledenev AE

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