Olympic period park
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«Architectural masterpieces, which will amaze the world will be created for the Olympic
The central stadium
Opening and closings ceremonies of XXII winter Games will be held in the Central stadium. Representatives of «Olympstroy» state company name it one of the most grandiose constructions of the Olympic park: its height will be more than 38 metres. The stadium is designed by State Unitary Enterprise Moscow Research Planning Institute
The big ice arena for ice hockey.
Architects have taken the image of frozen drop as a basis of the big ice arena for the ice hockey, which can seat 12 thousand spectators. It will be situated on a small hill where one can get on wide sloping ladder.
In January, 2010 «Mostovik» company started the installation of steel columns and overhead cover of a practice ice arena. It is necessary to mount 1,5 thousand tons of metal constructions. Arena startup is planned for May, 2012.
Ice sports palace for figure skating and short-track.
Meant for 12 thousand spectators, it is also constructed by «Obyedineniye»Ingeokom" close corporation. According to the
Ice arenas for curling and small ice arena for ice hockey.
The facade turned to the Olympic area will become the special feature of ice arena for curling meant for 3 thousand seats: the glass screen will hang over the entrance. And the external look of small ice arena for ice hockey meant for 7 thousand seats should be associated with a sea wave, therefore the facade construction is light and multilevel.
The author of both projects is the Austrian company STAHLBAU PICHLER GmbH. It is declared, that they will not contrast with neighbouring stadiums, but will supplement them.
The days pass slowly
by. The idea of the river is embodied in Olympic park constructions placing. Architects comment poetically: «Like the mountain river flows into the sea, the stream of people will flow from entrance to a round central square».
From the entrance of the Olympic park to sports objects visitors should walk about two kilometres. As authors of the concept explain, they were set a task to create «a holiday space» all the way long.
Local changes are not counted.
Some changes of the concept of Olympic park are possible, but they will have local character, which will not affect architectural ensemble. The park is filled by sports objects, and all of them are concentrated round wide space, which requires special organisation, Oleg Harchenko has summarized.
Author: Sergey Semyonov