a.asadov architectural studio: olympic rings island, sochi
a.asadov architectural studio: olympic rings island, sochi a.asadov architectural studio: olympic rings island, sochi
aug 19, 2009

a.asadov architectural studio: olympic rings island, sochi

russian architecture studio a.asadov have designed a series of island complexes to be built in the city of sochi ahead of the winter olympic games there in 2014. among the proposals is this one made up of five round ‘islands’ each with a tower in the middle. from a bird’s-eye view they make the olympic rings emblem.

the dark blue tower is europe and the ‘cold of scandinavian winter’. the black ring africa ‘is based on african sculpture’. the shape of the red tower uniting south and north america ‘resembles brazilian carnivals, aztec sacrifice and indian conquest’. the tower of the yellow ring, asia ‘is like a chinese pagoda’. the last continent on the emblem, noted by green color, is australia and ‘it’s nature’.

all the multicolored rings-plates of the five continents have common structure. the round foundation raised above the water on piles creates an atrium with public transport, hotel buildings are sited in different directions from there, and a tower crowns the construction – symbol of the continent.

‘such architectural complex would not only become a decoration and feature of olympics in sochi, but also one of the city’s symbols telling to the guests about the event of global significance.’

you can read more about a.asadov’s other proposals for sochi here.

  • as they say in the text above “this is decoration” – nothing else – how can architects put something like this forward? it has nothing to do with taste – this is just nothing! a big NO for these developments!

    max says:
  • projecting this complex was total waste of time and money. imho, this has nothing to do with architecture.

    oliver says:
  • boring shitbit piece of nothing..
    please stop even posting such crap of insanity.
    sorry, but i cannot help it!

    bauster says:
  • architecture isnt jst using some 3d program, to perform irrational nurbs modeling….Buildings aren’t just toys or objects one can insert anywhere …….I think these guy jst had fun with some 3d modeling software and gave it a theme..

    Nuendo.architecture says:
  • Different strokes for different folks.

    Thati Mokgoro says:

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