populous to design main stadium for 2014 winter olympic games in russia
populous to design main stadium for 2014 winter olympic games in russia populous to design main stadium for 2014 winter olympic games in russia
oct 12, 2009

populous to design main stadium for 2014 winter olympic games in russia

populous to design main stadium for 2014 winter olympic games in russia all images courtesy of populous




populous has been selected by state corporation ‘olympstroy’ to design the main stadium for the 2014 winter olympic games in sochi, russia. the stadium’s design which will consist of sweeping forms which are a response to the venue’s coastal location and mountainous backdrop, is set to have a 40 000 seat capacity. the architecture studio is joined in the design consortium by russian contractor engeocom and botta management in this project.



detail of the crystalline skin




the exterior shell of the stadium involves a translucent, crystalline skin which engages with the surrounding landscape during the day, and is illuminated at night. the stadium will be used for the opening and closing medal ceremonies of the games and will later become a football venue for local and national teams.



the shell and inner stadium



populous has a 25 year history of being involved in the olympic and paralympic games.  more immediately, they will be responsible for the design construction of the main stadium and venues for the 2012 games in london.

  • what??
    this is what you get when you mix up the bejing watercube and the bejing birdsnest….
    but that was last year!

    B says:
  • looks like watercube….–

    windypop says:
  • yes windypop, looks like watercube but unfortunately it has not the structural elegance of that model!….. In fact, not even H&dM kept their original structural elegance.

    countcero says:

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