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Crisis has not affected the fancy flight of architects

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Russia can surprise sportsmen and visitors of the Olympic Games, however all surprises will be disclosed during the Games, has intrigued the main architect of «Olympstroy» state company Oleg Harchenko.

— At the taking office in your interview to mass-media you noted the unconformity of some Olympic projects, their separation, absence of a single vision. Have your impressions changed after eight months?

— For the last some months considerable changes have occurred in the case of architectural concepts of Olympic objects. Architectural section within the framework of «Olympstroy» Technical council activity has begun its work. The general concept of Olympic park has been developed.

— In your public statements you underlined that, despite undertime, Russia will manage to surprise the world in 2014 with Olympic architectural masterpieces. Don't you think, that crisis will inevitably affect the flight of fancy of your colleagues?

— Economic crisis consequences have not affected the fancy flight of architects in any way. I hope also, we will manage to surprise sportsmen and visitors of the Olympic Games in 2014. It is too early to tell about the details. All surprises will be disclosed during the Games. Now it is possible to say confidently, that building of sports objects in mountain and coastal clusters will be the most compact in the history of Olympic movement.

— Is world architectural experience used at the designing and building of the Sochi Olympic Games objects?

— Certainly, including the experience got in course of preparation of the Olympic Games-1980 in Moscow. In my opinion, the strongest impression was made by Seoul and Barcelona. Barcelona is the example of what the Olympic Games can give to a city. There were found needed planning decisions. Barcelona became the powerful tourist centre, and now it is a real paradise for tourism. I hope, the same will happen to Sochi.


Author: Irina Rodina