From the beginning of the reconstruction of the infrastructure of the Olympic complex Luzhniki, 22 objects were built and reconstructed on its territory, including the Big Sports Arena (BSA) Luzhniki and Irina Viner-Usmanova Palace of Gymnastics, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the government of Moscow on urban policy and the construction Andrey Bochkarev. Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is the managing company for several landmark civil engineering projects in the capital, including the reconstruction of the Luzhniki Olympic Stadium and the construction of the Gymnastics Palace.
“The Luzhniki Olympic Complex is the largest sports cluster in the capital. In recent years, tremendous work has been done to upgrade the complex infrastructure: 22 facilities have been built and reconstructed, including the Grand Sports Arena itself, which triumphantly hosted the FIFA World Cup games. Also on the territory of the sports complex, other landmark buildings were erected, for example, the Palace of Gymnastics, which, by the way, was awarded one of the most prestigious international awards in urban development and architecture – MIPIM Awards,” said Andrey Bochkarev.
Recall that Irina Viner-Usmanova Palace of Gymnastics was created by an individual project using BIM technology. Inside the Palace, there is an arena for 4,000 spectators with partially transformable stands, training, choreographic halls and gyms. There is a hotel for athletes, a medical and rehabilitation center, a modern press center, and rooms for coaches, judges, and athletes. The main symbol of the sports complex with an area of 25.7 thousand square meters was a unique roof, made in the form of a waving gymnastic ribbon, towering over the 26-meter facade with stained glass windows.
As a result of the modernization of the Luzhniki Grand Sports Arena, the historical facade of the stadium was preserved, and the “inside” was completely rebuilt following the requirements by FIFA. The number of seats increased from 78 thousand to 81 thousand. In addition, 300 seats were equipped for people with limited mobility. Thanks to the stadium bowl redesign, the field’s visibility has improved, and there are no “blind spots.” A canopy was built over the arena for 14 meters to protect spectators from precipitation, and a big media screen was installed on the roof.
The Deputy Mayor clarified that at the moment, on the Olympic Complex territory works are being implemented on 11 facilities, nine of which are new construction projects, including the Crystal Ice Palace, a tennis center, the International Sambo Center, and the Boxing Center, and others.
According to Andrey Bochkarev, with the completion of all projects planned for construction and renovation, the authority of Luzhniki as a platform for the most prestigious international competitions and world-class events will only get stronger, and Muscovites will get a new high-quality infrastructure for active leisure and sports.
Recall that this summer, the Olympic complex celebrates its 65th anniversary – on July 31, 1956, the Central Lenin Stadium was opened on its territory. The most significant sporting events held in Luzhniki were the 1980 Olympic Games, the Champions League Final, the World Athletics Championship, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.